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State Receives $467,000 Grant to Help Small Businesses Bring Kentucky-Made Products, Services Abroad

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced a $467,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant for Kentucky from the U.S. Small Business Administration saying it will help the Commonwealth’s small businesses find broader markets for their products and services. “STEP funding is an important part of our efforts to help Kentucky’s small businesses thrive by marketing their goods and services outside the U.S. This $467,000 grant will give companies in our state additional opportunities, insight and experience to trade internationally,” Gov. Bevin [...]

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Gov. Bevin, Sec. Ramsey Launch Statewide Apprenticeship Campaign

Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today announced the launch of the “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” apprenticeship campaign at Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (RFC) in Shelbyville. They were joined by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton; Ray Leathers, Roll Forming Corporation President and CEO; and Micah Craig, Roll Forming Corporation Process Engineer. This initiative sets forth a goal of helping new program sponsors tap into the potential that apprenticeships have for their workforce needs. “In our efforts to make Kentucky the [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Kentucky Lands Fifth Sumitomo Facility and 145 Jobs for Franklin

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Inc. (SEWS), an automotive supplier with a three-decade presence in Kentucky, is investing nearly $10.5 million to establish a new production facility in Franklin. “I am pleased Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems will continue to grow its Kentucky presence,” Gov. Bevin said. “Sumitomo’s Franklin plant will be the fifth location in the Commonwealth and will work closely with the Scottsville facility less than 30 miles away. We welcome the newest SEWS addition [...]

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Kentucky Adopts Federal OSHA Recordkeeping Changes

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance has published its intent to adopt certain Federal OSHA Recordkeeping regulations, including the new electronic reporting and anti-retaliation provisions published in the May 12, 2016 Federal Register (view proposed regulations). States that have their own OSHA plan, such as Kentucky, are required to have OSHA programs that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA, and are consequently required to adopt and implement new [...]

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