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America SednAir Moves Into Manufacturing with Opening of $1 Million U.S. Headquarters in Mayfield

With a ribbon cut today on its new U.S. headquarters in Graves County, America SednAir Compressor System Inc. officially adds manufacturer to its lengthy list of attributes. The company, which imports, exports, maintains, repairs and retails parts for industrial air compressors systems, operated for 10 years from a warehouse. Its new $1 million facility in Mayfield spans 10,600 square-feet, giving America SednAir space to hire 11 new employees and begin production of air coolers – essentially heat exchanges – that [...]

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2016 Legislature…Week Seven Update

The General Assembly has used just over half of the 60 legislative days they have for the 2016 legislative session. With the session past its midpoint, it is time to consider how things are progressing for Kentucky manufacturers. Energy – The good news is that no legislation has moved that would negatively impact manufacturers by either adding to our costs or destroying the regulatory environment that would lead to unnecessary uncertainty in power markets. The bad news is that there [...]

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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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2016 Legislature…Week Six Update

The 2016 legislative session is nearing the midpoint, with legislators having completed 27 of 60 available legislative days for this session. The overall volume of legislation to this point in the session remains pretty low and with a holiday-shortened week, we expect many committees won’t meet, further limiting activity in the week ahead. However, we do expect the House and Senate budget review processes to continue this week and that will continue to be the focal point of this [...]

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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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2016 Legislature…Week Five Update

The 2016 General Assembly session has completed more than one-third of its allotted sixty legislative days, finishing up day 22 on Friday. Thus far, the session has not been overly productive. We aren’t surprised by this, given the political dynamics we have been discussing since before the session: a new Republican Governor; a narrow Democrat majority in the House; a Senate controlled by a large GOP majority; and the biggest issue being a budget that has more needs than [...]

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2016 Legislature…Week Four Update

Two of the major milestones for this session passed on Tuesday, January 26, with the unveiling of Governor Bevin’s budget proposal and the legislative candidate filing deadline. Both dominated activity in the General Assembly last week. Here is a quick summary of each: Filing Deadline The field of candidates is set for legislative elections that will take place in 2016. In total, 220 candidates have filed for 100 House seats with 91 of those seats producing contested races. In the Senate, [...]

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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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