Monthly Archives - June 2018

DENSO Air Systems Plans $3.5 Million-Plus Expansion in Hopkinsville

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc. (ASMI) will expand its presence in Christian County with a more than $3.5 million investment creating 45 full-time jobs. “Since locating a facility in Hopkinsville just a few short years ago, DENSO has proven to be a company in high gear,” Gov. Bevin said. “This expansion, doubling the size of their operation, is exciting news for the Christian County region and for the commonwealth. We congratulate DENSO on its rapid [...]

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LBX Breaks Ground on Customer Experience Center in Lexington

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated LBX Co. LLC, the maker of Link-Belt excavators, material handlers and forestry equipment, on starting construction on its $10 million-plus customer experience and training center in Lexington to supplement its current headquarters. “LBX has grown tremendously since it began in Lexington 20 years ago, and this latest investment underscores the company’s commitment to Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “Equipping companies with a skilled workforce is something that our administration has taken very seriously. When a company [...]

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Gov. Bevin, State Economic Development Officials to Recruit International Employers at SelectUSA Investment Summit in D.C.

Gov. Matt Bevin led a delegation of economic development leaders to the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit today in Washington D.C. for a business-recruiting and corporate engagement mission through Friday. Across dozens of meetings, roundtables, talks and receptions, the group will work in tandem with officials from KentuckyUnited to develop new – and strengthen existing – relationships aimed at bringing additional jobs and corporate investment to the commonwealth. “The SelectUSA Investment Summit is where we go each year to connect with private [...]

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2018 KY EXCEL Open House

Are you interested in becoming an environmental leader, but not sure how? Are you an environmental steward looking to network with other stewards? If you answered YES, then the free KY EXCEL Open House is for you! As a community KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, is a great a venue for business, farms, communities, non-profits, households and public servants to receive statewide recognition and provide a pathway for environmental stewardship opportunities and networking. KY EXCEL is throwing open our doors and inviting [...]

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Crown Verity USA, Inc. Breaks Ground in Bowling Green’s Kentucky Transpark

Today, company officials were joined by business leaders, community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Canadian-owned Crown Verity USA, Inc. at the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green. This new location is their first United States location and will help better serve their U.S. customers. Crown Verity USA, Inc. will create 25 new jobs in South Central Kentucky over the next five years. For nearly 30 years, Crown Verity has been a leader in residential and commercial kitchen [...]

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Fort Campbell Job Fair Registration (September 19-20)

The Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Soldier For Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) and Army Community Service (ACS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) will host its 2018 Fall Job International/National Job an on Wednesday, September 19th and its Regional/Local Job Fair on Thursday, September 20th Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for employers) at Cole Park Commons on the installation. Participation in the Job Fair will expose you to regional, national and international job seekers [...]

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Kentucky Awarded Nearly $1.1 Million Grant for Apprenticeships

The U.S. Dept. of Labor (USDOL) has announced that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet has been awarded $1,085,871 under the ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant Initiative to continue efforts to grow Registered Apprenticeships throughout the Commonwealth. “Receiving this funding is a testament to the success we’ve had expanding Registered Apprenticeships across the state and countless opportunities that lie ahead of us,” Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes said. “We have seen tremendous growth in the awareness of apprenticeships, and in time, an unprecedented amount [...]

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Gov. Bevin Appoints David Dickerson as Acting Secretary of Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today the appointment of David Dickerson as Acting Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, responsible for coordinating and promoting positive working relationships between labor and industry, while enforcing state labor laws. For the past two and a half years, Dickerson has served as Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet, overseeing nine diverse regulatory and licensing agencies, including the Department of Insurance, the Kentucky Claims Commission, the Department of Professional Licensing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the [...]

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Glier’s Meats Employees Raises, Invests In New Equipment Due To Tax Reform

Tax reform means big things for Glier’s Meats of Covington, Kentucky—including multiple wage increases for their employees since the law was passed. Dan Glier, President of Glier’s Meats, explained the impact on his employees. “We put in some rather nice wage increases since the first of the year,” he said, explaining how he was handing much of the company’s tax savings back to the 29 employees who help make the company strong. Glier also added that, for the first time in 6 [...]

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Tax Reform Measures and Their Impact on Manufacturers

Some tax reform measures were considered and adopted in the recently completed legislative session.  We think most legislators and the Bevin administration consider the provisions adopted as being a first step in moving from an income based system to a consumption based system.  It is likely that legislators will discuss further revisions and reforms during the Interim session and possibly have a more comprehensive bill for the 2019 session. Key tax changes that could impact manufacturers include providing for a [...]

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