The 100 Largest Companies In Kentucky For 2020

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Biggest Companies, Rankings - 2 months ago

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If you live in Kentucky and you’re looking for a job, you have come to the right place.

What’s The Largest Company In Kentucky?

Yum! Brands is the largest company headquartered in Kentucky based on our database of 10 million resumes. It has 90,000 employees. See the full table or the methodology below.

Because, sure, you can google things like ‘biggest companies in Kentucky’ and get a fairly long list of companies with a lot of employees, or perhaps that have the biggest names — but here, we bring you the companies with the most current employees that are actually headquartered in Kentucky.

Below, we’ll give you a complete list of Kentucky’s 100 largest companies, but first, here’s a look at the top 10:

  1. Yum! Brands
  2. Texas Roadhouse
  3. Humana
  4. Kindred Healthcare
  5. Grupo Antolin
  6. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
  7. Papa John’s International
  8. INOAC USA
  9. Houchens Industries
  10. Almost Family

Yum! Brands comes in at the top, with more current employees than any other company in the state. We’ll get to specifics in a moment; first, here’s a look at our methodology.

How we identified the biggest companies in Kentucky

Here at Zippia we have developed a database of over 250,000 companies that spans the entire country.

For this report, we looked at the companies headquartered in Kentucky with at least 100 employees. That left us with 369 companies.

We then ranked each company from most to least current employees to determine the biggest companies in Kentucky.

As it turns out, Yum! Brands looks to the be the biggest company in Kentucky clocking in with 90,000 employees.

Now, check out how the 100 biggest companies in Kentucky ranked.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Kentucky job scene here:

Detailed List Of The 100 Biggest Companies In Kentucky

Rank Company City Employees
1 Yum! Brands Louisville 90,000
2 Texas Roadhouse Louisville 56,300
3 Humana Louisville 41,146
4 Kindred Healthcare Louisville 38,300
5 Grupo Antolin Hopkinsville 28,000
6 Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Erlanger 23,307
7 Papa John’s International Louisville 23,100
8 INOAC USA Bardstown 20,000
9 Houchens Industries Bowling Green 16,000
10 Almost Family Louisville 15,500
11 Lexmark International Lexington 14,000
12 Harrodsburg Health & Rehabilitation Center Harrodsburg 13,957
13 Norton Healthcare Louisville 12,910
14 Atria Senior Living Louisville 9,327
15 General Cable Highland Heights 8,500
16 University of Louisville Louisville 7,700
17 Tempur Sealy International Lexington 7,100
18 Ashland Covington 7,000
19 Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Georgetown 6,500
20 Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Bowling Green 6,000
21 Valvoline Lexington 5,150
22 PharMerica Louisville 5,100
23 Fazoli’s Lexington 4,700
24 Brown-Forman Louisville 4,570
25 Churchill Downs Louisville 4,500
26 Signature HealthCARE Louisville 4,037
27 Pikeville Medical Center Pikeville 3,600
28 LG&E and KU Energy Louisville 3,507
29 Commonwealth Health Bowling Green 3,313
30 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood 3,240
31 Fayette County Public Schools Lexington 3,220
32 Thorntons Louisville 3,130
33 Western Kentucky University Credit Union Bowling Green 3,000
34 Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington 3,000
35 Corporex Co Covington 3,000
36 Bullitt Central High School Shepherdsville 3,000
37 Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights 2,550
38 WILD Flavors Erlanger 2,500
39 SGS Louisville 2,343
40 Thomas Industries Louisville 2,250
41 Crump William J Jr MD Providence 2,100
42 Fruit of the Loom Bowling Green 2,070
43 Management Cleaning Controls Louisville 2,000
44 Interlock Industries Louisville 2,000
45 Toyotetsu America Somerset 1,943
46 Diagnostic Imaging Center – The Medical Centre Bowling Green 1,900
47 Tempur-Pedic Lexington 1,820
48 Griffin Industries Cold Spring 1,800
49 Owensboro Health Owensboro 1,750
50 Transfreight Erlanger 1,700
51 Castellini Newport 1,609
52 Hendricks Regional Health Danville 1,600
53 R. J. Corman Railroad Group Nicholasville 1,600
54 King’s Daughters Medical Center Ashland 1,581
55 Disabled American Veterans Cold Spring 1,577
56 A&W Restaurants Lexington 1,500
57 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co Hopkinsville 1,500
58 Springstone Louisville 1,477
59 SSW Holding Company Elizabethtown 1,476
60 Outdoor Venture Stearns 1,439
61 Evergreen Rehabilitation Louisville 1,400
62 Alcan Primary Products Robards 1,398
63 University of Louisville Physicians Louisville 1,380
64 Marquette Transportation Company Paducah 1,375
65 North American Stainless Ghent 1,362
66 Jones Plastic and Engineering Jeffersontown 1,310
67 Brenntag Mid-South Henderson 1,305
68 Mubea Co Florence 1,301
69 TECT Fort Mitchell 1,300
70 Verst Group Logistics Walton 1,300
71 Methodist Hospital Henderson 1,300
72 The Hines Group Owensboro 1,283
73 Landmark Community Newspapers Shelbyville 1,280
74 Norton Audubon Hospital Louisville 1,242
75 Gibbs Die Casting Henderson 1,234
76 The Courier-Journal Louisville 1,201
77 Brazeway Hopkinsville 1,200
78 St. Claire Regional Medical Center Morehead 1,200
79 Corporate Cleaning Systems Erlanger 1,200
80 JJB Hilliard WL Lyons Louisville 1,150
81 Farm Credit Mid-America Louisville 1,150
82 Paschall Truck Lines Murray 1,150
83 Branscum Construction Company/Robins & Morton A Joint Venture Russell Springs 1,127
84 Murray Hospital Murray 1,110
85 Family Roots Watterson Park 1,099
86 Data Control Group Shelbyville 1,091
87 HINKLE CONTRACTING Paris 1,053
88 Whayne Supply Company Louisville 1,050
89 Catlettsburg Refining Catlettsburg 1,042
90 Tolt Solutions Hebron 1,025
91 James Marine Paducah 1,007
92 Steel Technologies Louisville 1,000
93 SITEX Henderson 1,000
94 Commonwealth Hotels Covington 1,000
95 Stephens Pipe & Steel Russell Springs 1,000
96 Paragon Rehabilitation Louisville 1,000
97 Community Trust Bank Pikeville 996
98 Holley Performance Products Bowling Green 988
99 Lexington Clinic Lexington 974
100 Logan Aluminum Russellville 960

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