Monthly Archives - November 2017

Automotive Supplier Taeyang to Establish 76-Job Facility in Franklin

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. Ltd., which makes fasteners and cold-rolled steel products for the automotive industry, will invest nearly $15.6 million and create 76 full-time jobs to establish a manufacturing plant in Franklin, the company’s first in the United States. “Taeyang is a well-respected, global company in the automotive industry and we are grateful that its executives have selected Kentucky for their initial US operation,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are confident Taeyang will find success [...]

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New Flyer of America to Locate Plant in Shepherdsville, Create up to 550 Jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced New Flyer of America Inc. will create up to 550 full-time jobs as it invests $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility for bus parts fabrication in Shepherdsville. “New Flyer’s decision to locate in Kentucky further distinguishes the commonwealth as a top location for engineering and advanced manufacturing in the US,” Gov. Bevin said. “The significant number of jobs coming to Shepherdsville and surrounding communities through this investment will be a major economic driver [...]

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Aleris Opens $400 Million Aluminum Rolling Mill Expansion in Hancock County

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated Aleris Corp. and local leaders in Hancock County on opening a $400 million expansion that brings the Lewisport mill new capacity, equipment and expertise to produce aluminum auto body sheet for the automotive industry. “This investment by Aleris Corp. at its Lewisport mill is a tremendous compliment to the community and to Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “Not only will this expansion ensure ongoing employment for nearly 1,000 Kentuckians, it will also help the state attract [...]

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KET forum addresses Kentucky’s workforce training needs

Kentucky faces a severe shortage of skilled workers and falls below the national average in workforce participation. Filling Kentucky Jobs: A KET Forum spotlights Kentucky’s need for a well-trained labor force and highlights programs across the state addressing workforce issues. Hosted by KET’s Renee Shaw, the one-hour, town-hall forum features leaders from Kentucky’s government, education, business and public policy sectors discussing how to address the state’s jobs gap. In addition to the panel discussion, the program also highlights efforts to increase Kentuckians’ employability [...]

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Fisher Phillips Blog Selected to Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs

The Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Health Law blog has been named as one of the best on the internet, according to Feedspot’s “Top 75 Health and Safety Blogs” ranking. Of the thousands of health and safety blogs reviewed, Fisher Philips was ranked 18th by Feedspot’s group of expert panelists. “Effective workplace safety and health management programs are crucial for a company’s success,” said Roger Quillen, Fisher Phillips’ chairman and managing partner. “We are proud of the Fisher Philips team [...]

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KAM Wins Environmental Sustainability Award

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has been selected as the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award winner for 2017.  KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize Kentucky entities that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. The award is presented each year in conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week. Lissa McCracken, KPPC, presents Environmental Sustainability Award for 2017 to the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. Greg Higdon and Lee [...]

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