Building Up: Local Structural Component Manufacturer Plans for Increased Production

GHK Truss, LLC will expand its current operations due to growing customer demands.

Clarksville, IN. (December 19, 2023)

GHK Truss, LLC, a thriving structural component manufacturer located in Clarksville, IN, is expanding. The company has grown since its establishment in 2008, creating a need to expand its current production level. GHK Truss will invest around $1 million in state-of-the-art equipment, including $838,050 in new machinery and equipment, $170,000 in building improvements, and $5,000 in new furniture, fixtures, and IT/hardware. The company will also add up to 15 new jobs to accommodate the increased demand.

GHK Truss started with small roots in 2008 and a focus on excellence, purpose, and team. The team has grown from eight original employees to over 43 in the last fifteen years. GHK Truss is committed to innovation, value, and service for customers, and remains primarily involved in residential, commercial, agriculture, and multi-family building projects.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to grow,” says Mike Gilley, one of the co-founders of GHK Truss. “Our business has become a trusted brand, and adding the new machinery and employees over the next few years will allow us to continue that trust for our current and future clients.”

Based on the company’s job creation plans, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) committed an investment in GHK Truss of up to $175,000 in the form of incentive-based tax credits. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.

“Indiana’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has a significant impact on the state’s economy and our local communities,” said Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer of the IEDC. “The continued success and growth of Indiana-founded small businesses like GHK Truss is critical to our future and to creating more quality job opportunities for Hoosiers.”

“The Town of Clarksville enthusiastically supports GHK Truss’s plans to expand their current operations,” says Kevin Baity, town manager. “Their growing presence will continue to add value to our community and local economy. We congratulate GHK Truss on their continued success.”

“We’re thrilled to see GHK Truss expand its reach,” says John Launius, vice president and director of economic development at One Southern Indiana (1si). “GHK Truss’s expansion underscores the great business environment of Clarksville and the entire region. 1si will continue to work with GHK Truss as they operationalize this investment and serve their customers.”

About GHK Truss, LLC
Since GHK Truss’ founding in 2008 by three friends, the company has been on a path of growth. GHK Truss serves three states, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, in various projects, including residential, multifamily, commercial, and agricultural. GHK Truss is committed to continuous innovation, value, and service for our customers needing structural building components. For more information, visit

About One Southern Indiana
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area via the three pillars of Business Resources, Economic Development and Advocacy. For more information on One Southern Indiana, visit


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