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BOH Environmental has developed the Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CRANE) detection system based on a Pulsed Fast-Thermal Neutron Analysis (PFTNA) technology.  The CRANE system was demonstrated under contract with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for the detection and identification of explosives and other contraband using active neutron interrogation to perform elemental analysis.


Buckman Jet Drilling Inc. is a Delaware “C” Corporation that continues to develop innovative patented technologies to enhance the production and recovery of oil/gas from reservoirs in the United States and around the world. Currently Buckman Jet Drilling holds international patents to methods and procedures that are more economical than current enhancement procedures.


CWB Petroleum has a patented technology for heavy oil recovery.


EWA Government Systems, Inc. provides the highest quality products and services across a broad range of technology and engineering specialties to a variety of industries including national defense, the Federal Government, law enforcement, emergency response, healthcare, and entertainment. They also provide comprehensive analyses, engineering, and management services to the Department of Defense community and Federal and Civil agencies.


Halton Group Americas is the corporate headquarters for Halton’s operation within the Americas. Halton operates in five key strategic business areas. Halton Indoors develops indoor climate solutions for commercial buildings. Halton Food Service provides indoor climate solutions and emission controls for commercial kitchens. Halton Marine develops and markets high-quality indoor solutions for Marine Offshore, and nuclear customers and facilities. Halton Clean Air develops and markets advanced air cleaning solutions for public and private buildings. Halton Solutions diagnoses and provides solutions for indoor environmental management.


HeathCo Corporate Headquarters (formerly Heath Zeneth) is located in the WKU Center for Research and Development/WKU Business Accelerator. The Corporate Headquarters provides Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and R&D support to ensure long-term growth and success. HeathCo has over 180 employees worldwide, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Canada, and Hong Kong. Heath Zenith has a 100-plus year history of bringing innovation into everyday life by offering a broad selection of specialty electrical products designed to meet the needs of today’s consumer. Starting in the late 1980’s, motion activated lighting, door chimes, and wireless lighting controls have been the product categories of focus. As the industry leader with leading market share, Heath Zenith’s drive to innovate, design, and build quality products remains a cornerstone to their success. With a long-term track record as a strategic partner serving the largest providers in their product categories, Heath Zenith’s annual revenues and profits have grown consistently over the last 20 years. This growth has come from both market expansion and market share gains driven through innovation and aligning initiatives to match key customers and consumers.  Expediting the trend, they have developed an aggressive organic growth strategy that will be compounded by strategic acquisitions.


Hitcents was founded in 1999 by twin brothers Chris and Clinton Mills. Hitcents is headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where they provide custom technology and software solutions. Hitcents specializes in custom website development, technical support, custom software programming, Omniprise ERP software, and Utopia self-service checkout software for clients nationwide. 


Pure Power Technologies LLC was founded in 2009 by Navistar Incorporated to design and manufacture advanced diesel fuel systems for varying engine sizes and platforms for an expanding global market. Products from the facility will be used to strengthen Navistar's existing public and defense market sectors as well as new initiatives for their existing Engine and MaxxForce business units.  

RavenEye is an Information Security firm providing assessment and audit services to clients in 30+ states. Services such as network penetration testing, security posture assessments, and information technology audits help organizations evaluate their compliance with state, federal, and industry regulations such as the PCI Data Security Standard, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, FTC Safeguards Rule, FERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, Data Breach Notification laws, etc. RavenEye employees hold industry best practice certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CPA, PCI QSA, CIA, SANS GIAC, and various Cisco and Microsoft certifications.  

Support Nerds, LLC
is a unique online service dedicated to providing individuals and small businesses with a new standard and simplified process of remote technical support. By giving users instant access to the web’s most experienced network of independent American-based certified technicians, Support Nerds will provide a level of quality, service, and transparency unmatched in the industry today providing the customer with the benefits of a community of American Experts, low time consumption, resolution to the problem, and financial savings. 

TD Tools, LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of down-hole sand jet perforating tools for oil and gas wells and has a manufacturing facility located in Woodburn, Kentucky. In addition, the company designs and builds down-hole tools for pipe cutting and for well intervention. All down-hole tools are Patent Pending and are designed to utilize high pressure sand slurry to perforate. No explosives or chemicals are needed with TD Tools’ equipment. The company’s suite of tools is designed with simplicity and versatility in mind and all tools can be shipped internationally without special permits.  Perforators are both sold and rented in most areas and are available in all common casing sizes from ultra slim-hole applications all the way up to large bore.

Vector Horizon Technologies, LLC services customers in the clean power and renewable energy industry. They provide custom engineered components and assemblies on a prototype and/or volume production basis, consulting services, and comprehensive supply chain management.

Vendite, LLC provides primarily sales and marketing services to small and medium sized companies. Services include: Sales training for existing client sales people - Recruiting and training sales people for clients - Providing sales professionals to clients on a contract basis with value added services such as lead generation - CRM database management - management of the sales pipeline - Direct sales for clients by dedicated Vendite sales professionals - Marketing Services – Business Development Services.


We Make Things Happen Corporation (WMTH) creates economic growth through tourism initiatives focusing primarily on smaller, more rural areas. WMTH specializes in Trail Development, Tourism Research & Marketing, Adventure Tourism, On-site Assessments, Grant Writing, Cultural & Heritage Initiatives, Scenic Byways, and Corridor Management Plans.  They excel in web development and brochure design and have written and received over $2 million dollars in state and federal grants for their clients.   WMTH is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and has worked in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky.


Xhale, Inc. develops products that are transforming healthcare and saving lives. The Bowling Green facility and staff are responsible for product development and engineering for the company's HyGreen hand hygiene monitors, the SMART™ monitoring devices for use with the company's SMART™ breath-detectable pharmaceuticals, the propofol monitoring module and sensors, and a novel evidential roadside breath alcohol detector – also R&D for future products.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14