Bastian Solutions Opens AGV Center in Georgetown, KY
July 1, 2020
Construction on the new 40,000
square-foot facility is complete, and Bastian Solutions, a Toyota
Advanced Logistics company, is ready to hit the ground running –
supporting engineering and distribution of advanced material handling
technologies such as autonomous vehicles.
With our team of automation engineers and technical experts, Bastian
Solutions will use this facility to focus on current automated guided
vehicles (AGVs) while also developing new AGV solutions.
“The demand for autonomous vehicles is quickly growing. We are eager to
meet these needs and exceed customer expectations by delivery
high-quality, innovative automation systems for today’s fast-paced
production and distribution environments,” said Ron Daggett, vice
president of technology and R&D at Bastian Solutions.
Although initial grand opening plans were slated for spring 2020, the
company will instead host a community event next spring to highlight the
technologies and innovation behind the new facility and drive community
interest as the company looks to continue hiring. Over the past two
years, our Georgetown team has hired numerous employees with plans for
continued growth over the next several years.
assist in hiring efforts, Bastian Solutions looks forward to partnering
with the local Georgetown vocational school (BCTC Advanced Manufacturing
Center) to tap into the strong talent pool of students with an
automation skillset for high-wage jobs. Mike Romano, CEO of Bastian
Solutions and Toyota Advanced Logistics, is excited to see the company
working with the next generation.
“By partnering with Bluegrass Community & Technical College, we hope to
offer these students internship opportunities and then easily transition
them into careers upon graduation. Ultimately, the students’ skillsets
will help us stay on the cutting-edge of automation, while our goal is
to support them post-graduation along with the local economy.”