Monthly Archives - August 2016

Universal Woods plans to add more than 100 jobs, new facility in Louisville

A Louisville company filed plans with Louisville Metro Government to expand its manufacturing presence in Louisville, and that project could bring with it more than 100 new jobs in the next few years. Universal Woods Inc., a company that manufactures the finishes used for metal and wood products such as coasters, license plate frames, picture frames and plaques, has filed plans to construct a new facility at 2909 Blankenbaker Road in the Jeffersontown area. The company purchased the 10.5-acre property, [...]


MakeTime CEO Brings Disruptive Tech to Keynote Address at KAIA’s AutoVision Conference

Founder and CEO of MakeTime, Drura Parrish, will be one of the industry-leading keynote speakers at AutoVision, the KAIA’s premier conference focused on the Kentucky automotive industry. After last year’s inaugural AutoVision conference sold out and every single participant said they’d recommend next year’s conference to anybody who would listen , the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) has set out to ensure this year’s conference is an even bigger success. MakeTime, a Lexington, Kentucky-based software company providing full-service, one-stop, on-demand [...]


NKY career options soaring in manufacturing

While most Boone County students were sitting poolside this summer or honing their gaming skills, one Conner High School teacher took a group of potential engineers to tour two local manufacturing plants. Debbie Garey, who teaches freshmen, assembled a group of 10 students to tour Bosch in Hebron and Safran, on Carbon Way in Walton. Safran is the parent company of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, which is undergoing a $100 million expansion in Walton by 2018. During their daylong tour at Safran, students met [...]


Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Receives AT&T Aspire Grant to Fund Career Immersion Activities

Today, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced a $15,000 Aspire grant from AT&T to support the expansion of career immersion through a marriage of leadership and career academy principles throughout the high school years for each of our area high schools in the Bowling Green Independent and Warren County school districts, as well as the Warren County Area Technology Center. Creating a robust pipeline of well-trained talent to support our businesses and grow our economy is top priority [...]


Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Team Wins National Competition

A team from the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy has won a major national award while competing against some of the top pharmacy schools in the nation. Competing for just the second time in this event, The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy team of three students and a faculty sponsor won the 2016 national championship in the Sixth Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition, which was held March 19 and 20 at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in [...]


New Partnership Announced Aimed at Strengthening the Health of Manufacturing Employees in Kentucky

KentuckyOne Workplace Care, a program of KentuckyOne Health, has recently partnered with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) to better address the health needs of its manufacturing employees, increase productivity, and reduce healthcare costs. KentuckyOne Workplace Care is a comprehensive occupational health program that offers access to a wide range of preventive treatment and wellness services. This includes directing care to the correct provider at the right time, enhancing productivity, increasing employee engagement, effective spending, and integrating with health plan [...]

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