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, [...]


2016 Legislature…Week One Report

With one week down in the 2016 session of the General Assembly, we are already keeping our eye on the calendar. There are three dates in particular that will dictate the session: January 26 – This date has double importance. Not only will Governor Bevin deliver his State of the Commonwealth and Budget Address, but this is also the candidate filing deadline when legislators will know if they have an election opponent. First, on Governor Bevin’s address, we are interested to [...]


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; [...]