Drake Lighting, Drake Services to consolidate

Published Sunday, August 30, 2020
by Mayfield Messenger Staff

Drake Lighting and Drake Services has announced its plans to relocate and consolidate its corporate headquarters in the Hickory Industrial Park in Graves County.

As part of its phase one, the company is planning to build a 15,000 square foot building, with multiple buildings planned over time to create a corporate campus.

Founded in 2014, Drake Lighting is a provider of FAA-approved obstruction lighting solutions. These lighting products are used to mark structures such as cellular communication towers, broadcast towers, industrial chimney stacks and wind turbines that are federally required to be lit according to FAA standards.

Drake Services is a full-service company that installs and repairs line and antennas, provides tower site maintenance, develops turn-key tower sites and installs obstruction lighting systems for tower owners.

Drake Lighting, located in Graves County, and Drake Services, which is located in Calloway County, currently employs 56 people. Both Drake Lighting and Drake Services will create a corporate headquarters campus that includes warehousing, training facilities and corporate offices.

“We have been fortunate to have had such phenomenal growth over the last couple of years. We have been planning our next expansion for some time now, but the location was unclear as to where,” said General Manager Doug Jones. “Graves County Economic Development made it abundantly clear that western Kentucky — Graves County, in particular — was that place.

“The Hickory Industrial Park has all the elements that will be needed for our expansion now and in years to come,” Jones added, thanking Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane, GCED’s board and CFSB, which is financing the phase one facility’s construction.

“Drake Lighting is exactly the type of business that we want to support and help to grow here in Graves County,” Drane said. “They are a first-class company with strong roots in West Kentucky and their decision to construct their corporate headquarters here proves they are committed to their employees and the area.

“We would like to formally welcome them as new tenants in the Hickory Industrial Park.”