Big name companies with Lexington roots

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The Beaufort Bonnet Company recently moved its HQ to Turner Business Center on Fortune Dr. | Photo by LEXtoday

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We’ve told you about the biggest employers in Lexington, but today we’re sharing some big-name companies that call Lexington home.

The Beaufort Bonnet Company, 921 Beasley St., Ste 140

What started as a small Southern clothing line in 2012 has since bloomed into a full lifestyle brand for little ones. TBBC grew so fast that it joined the Oxford Industries family of brands — including Lilly Pulitzer + Southern Tide — in 2017. You can shop their adorable outfits online or find them in 400+ stores nationwide.

  • Industry: Retail/Children’s clothing
  • Number of employees: ~45

Big Ass Fans, 2348 Innovation Dr.

Founded in 1999, Big Ass Fans started with designing and engineering airflow solutions for industrial facilities. Realizing the positive impact it had on the workplace, they began manufacturing, innovating, and improving products for offices, restaurants, homes + more.

  • Industry: Industrial/Commercial Ceiling Fans
  • Number of employees: ~699
The exterior of Big Ass Fans in Lexington, KY

The Big Ass Fans HQ is located off Citation Blvd. | Photo by LEXtoday

Pomegranate, 527 Lagonda Ave.

Inspired by the life and travels of founder Angela Beck, the brand of housewares includes tablecloths, napkins, aprons, and more with original hand-sketched designs brought to life through the art of block printing in India.

  • Industry: Textiles
  • Number of employees: ~10

Tempur Sealy, 1000 Tempur Way

The world’s largest bedding provider calls the Bluegrass home. Tempur Sealy uses history and innovation to develop, manufacture, and market sleep solutions like mattresses, adjustable bases, and pillows. Some of their highly-recognized brands include: Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Cocoon™ by Sealy, Sealy®, and Stearns & Foster®.

  • Industry: Consumer goods
  • Number of employees: ~12,000

Valvoline Global, 100 Valvoline Way

You see its Instant Oil Change centers all over — there are 1,100+ in the US — but Valvoline is more than just the #2 quick-lube chain. It is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants + chemicals.

  • Industry: Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Number of employees: ~8,900
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