Monthly Archives - May 2016

UPS to Add 1M Square Feet to Centennial Hub

UPS is planning an even bigger expansion than its executives first unveiled last fall for southern Louisville – much bigger. The company will add more than 1 million square feet to its existing Centennial Hub, which will allow an increase in sorting capacity to 85,000 packages per hour. That’s nearly twice the size of what the company had estimated when Kentucky and Louisville leaders announced $1.75 million in tax incentives toward a planned $310 million expansion last October. UPS also projected adding 300 jobs to staff the bigger facility. The company [...]

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Lectrodryer, LLC Honored with Presidential Award for Export Achievements

World Trade Center Kentucky Executive Board Member, John McPhearson, president and CEO of LECTRODRYER, LLC, was honored by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker with the Presidential Award for Export Achievements. LECTRODRYER demonstrates the ooprtunity inherit in selling made-in-America products to the broad customer base existing outside our borders. Their success contributes to growth, job creation, competitiveness, and the success of the Kentucky economy. Click here to read the full story. LECTRODRYER, LLC is located in the heart of the bluegrass – [...]

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EdgeFactor Video “I Believe” Shows Opportunities for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

We believe in engaging, inspiring and preparing the next generation to pursue amazing careers in advanced manufacturing. What do YOU believe? What are you doing to advocate manufacturing careers in your community? How are you inspiring tomorrow’s innovative makers? Join Edge Factor on our journey to inspire the next generation. Edge Factor stories give a voice to the innovative people who are pushing back the edge of what’s possible, when their ideas become reality through advanced manufacturing. Our eduFACTOR teaching [...]

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Bevin: Coal Is Integral But Water Is ‘Commodity Of The Future’

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says the commonwealth has a lot in its favor when it comes to attracting manufacturers. But in a speech and question-and-answer session at the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers’ annual energy conference Wednesday, Bevin also spoke about the importance of planning for the future of workforce development. Sometimes, he stressed, that includes making sure there are alternatives to four-year degrees available for high school graduates. “As a kid who grew up poor in the country, I was blessed by opportunities [...]

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