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Beam Inc. opens corporate presence in Louisville

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Spirits maker Beam Inc. relies on Kentucky as its production hub, and now the company is branching out with a corporate presence in bourbon country.

The company responsible for the Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon brands on Monday marked the opening of its Global Business Services Center in an entertainment district in downtown Louisville. It'll be a place for numbers crunchers, unlike other Beam operations in Kentucky where workers are mainly part of distilling, aging and bottling operations.

The world's top bourbon producer said it is starting with a corporate staff of 30 employees in Louisville handling duties ranging from finance to human resources for Beam's North American operations. The company, based in Deerfield, Ill., employs more than 875 people in Kentucky -- its largest concentration as part of a global operation that employs 3,400.



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