Pitman Creek Wholesale Opens New Distribution Center

Stanford, KY – Pitman Creek Wholesale welcomed guests and dignitaries from across the state, including Governor Andy Beshear, to their grand opening of Pitman Creek’s new headquarters and 205,000 square foot facility.

The new distribution center came online in late September following 11 months of construction and has added 60 full-time employees, bringing total employment at the relocated facility to 160 Kentucky residents. The investment also includes the cost of new distribution equipment, conveyor systems, and office equipment. New jobs created through the project include management, team leaders, and production roles. Previously based in nearby Danville, KY the company will continue to maintain a distribution presence in Danville.

“This facility brings Pitman Creek full circle to our beginning. After the purchase in 1993 we started in Stanford with a 2,500-square-foot rented space and now we have the largest, most modern facility among all distributors in our industry,” said James Coffey, president, and owner of Pitman Creek. “Our Kentucky employees are the best in our industry and now they have a facility to match.”

Established in Somerset in 1978, Pitman Creek began as a custom fishing lure manufacturer and has grown to become a full-line tackle distributor for over 5,000 retail stores across the U.S. and 10 other countries. The company distributes over 30,000 products from more than 280 vendors and is recognized as an industry leader for their superior customer service and fast delivery.


Pitman Creek specializes in the bass fishing market, providing its dealers with leading edge products, hard to find special color items, and proven favorites. If you want to set your store apart by having the new items first or the hard to find products, Pitman Creek Wholesale is your source. They currently stock over 26,500 items from over 280 vendors. Need a special order from a manufacturer? Pitman Creek will gladly place special orders from most of the vendors in their catalog. Need a special color not found in mainstream market? They offer over 1,800 different custom color/size combinations. Need next day service? Pitman Creek’s sales representatives will get your order out the door and delivered to yours.