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Caine & Weiner Proud to Announce Greg Cohen Elected as IACC President for 2016

Caine & Weiner is proud to announce that Greg A. Cohen, President & CEO, has recently been elected to serve as President of the International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC) for 2016. Cohen, elected by fellow association members, will serve as head of the Board of Directors and will provide guidance and strategic direction for the association. He has begun his year-long term as President when he was inducted in January 2016 at the annual IACC meeting, with record [...]

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LIFT Announces New Education & Workforce Webpage

LIFT is pleased to announce a new Education & Workforce webpage as part of the lift.technology website. The new web section provides information on initiatives funded by LIFT, workforce data and research for each partner state, and emphasizes the incredible workforce and education partnerships through LIFT. Each state within the LIFT region now has a unique page where visitors can learn more about state team partners, state initiatives, and upcoming LIFT-related events. Please follow the link below to share with [...]

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House approves proposed workforce development study

Legislation to track the progress of workforce development in Kentucky was passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives today. House Concurrent Resolution 97, sponsored by Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, and Rep. Rick Nelson, D-Middlesboro, would direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a Kentucky Workforce Development Task Force to study workforce issues and submit a final report by Dec. 2016 that includes proposed changes and recommended legislation for workforce development. Last year, over $1 billion in state and federal [...]

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Governor Bevin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

Today, Governor Matt Bevin made the following statement applauding the Supreme Court decision to freeze the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan regulations: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a huge win in the fight against Obama’s disastrous Clean Power Plan. The Court’s decision to freeze these illegal climate regulations is a victory in our efforts to save our coal jobs and protect Kentucky families from skyrocketing energy prices. We will continue to challenge these regulations as the litigations continue in court.” Kentucky [...]

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Local Success Story LSK to Build New Facility in Graves County

Governor Matt Bevin announced today that LSK Inc., an air-compressor parts manufacturer that began 13 years ago in a shop next to Cory Crowley’s home in Graves County, will invest more than $1 million to build a new facility and create 10 new full-time jobs. “LSK’s story is one that small business owners and entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth should use as an example of how to succeed on a grand scale,” said Governor Bevin. “Being an entrepreneur myself, I can [...]

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Gov. Bevin Delivers Plan to Strengthen Kentucky’s Financial Foundation

In his first State of the Commonwealth Address, Governor Matt Bevin asked all Kentuckians and members of the General Assembly to stand united in improving the financial condition of the state. “We have the ability to come together to make this state the best version of itself,” said Gov. Bevin. “We are going to tap into the existing talent and skills of our state workers,and take care of those who protect the Commonwealth. However, we cannot move forward unless we [...]

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Gov. Bevin Congratulates Westlake Chemical Corporation on Planned $130 Million Investment in Marshall County Facility

A $130 million investment Westlake Chemical Corporation plans to make across several plants at its integrated vinyls facility in Calvert City will remove bottlenecks and retain nearly 400 local employees, Governor Matt Bevin said today. “This investment by Westlake in Marshall County helps ensure a stable future for thousands of people in Western Kentucky directly and indirectly connected to the facility,” Gov. Bevin said. “Our administration is working to grow new opportunities for Kentuckians, and that starts with securing and [...]

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The Art of Workforce Development

Injecting STEAM curriculum into education programs aims to build innovative thinking into math, science skills Across pockets of the Bluegrass State, kids of all ages are delving into cool, project-based learning designed to build a future workforce that embraces technology in every facet of corporate growth. Forget routine memorization, or weeks of pop quizzes as primary learning tools. Career paths are now crafted around visionary undertakings of their own design: building robots; planning a satellite payload; constructing a building; wiring a [...]

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More than 2 million Toyotas built in North America in 2015

2015 marked record production for Toyota with 2,035,028 vehicles and 1,933,702 engines produced in North America. Key drivers for increased production include low fuel prices, a healthier economy and strong customer demand for Corolla, Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma. At Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK), over 450,000 vehicles were produced, including the new Lexus ES 350. In 2016, Toyota will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Kentucky. “Our products are a direct reflection of our team members’ dedication and talent,” said Jim Lentz, [...]

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Big Ass Solutions to Expand Residential Division and Products, Add Jobs

Big Ass Solutions has announced that it is expanding its new residential division, Haiku Home. The Lexington-based manufacturer plans to add approximately 100 jobs over the next year to support the initiative, a news release from the company stated Tuesday. Haiku Home will add a new model to its residential ceiling fan line and introduce two new products: a ceiling-mounted LED light fixture and a wireless wall control. Haiku Home also will introduce an advanced, highly efficient HVAC system in 2017; [...]

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