Monthly Archives - December 2018

Newly Opened Kobelco Aluminum Plant in Bowling Green to Grow by $42 Million

Less than two years after opening its Bowling Green plant, automotive parts manufacturer Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. will expand with a $42 million investment, bringing its total planned employment to 220 and overall Kentucky investment to $95 million, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “This major expansion by Kobelco underscores that Kentucky is the nation’s leader in both aluminum and automotive-related production,” Gov. Bevin said. “As America’s engineering and manufacturing center of excellence, we will continue to support the [...]

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Louisville First’s 20 People to Know manufacturing/logistics: Lee Lingo

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Years in current job: One Years in manufacturing/logistics: Two Why did you choose your line of work? I enjoy finding solutions to problems, helping others achieve their goals and finding common ground. I also really enjoy the challenge of building organizations and businesses. What is the most engaging aspect of working in manufacturing/logistics? The most daunting? In both manufacturing and in association management, I love addressing the consistent myriad of challenges of our members and finding [...]

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Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship and Training Council meeting scheduled for Dec. 14

The first meeting of the Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship and Training Council has been scheduled for Dec. 14 at noon Eastern time at the Chamber of Commerce, 464 Chenault Road, in Frankfort. Those planning to attend meetings should confirm times and dates before traveling. People with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Deborah Williamson at (502) 564-2763. AGENDA Welcome and Introduction of Members Secretary Derrick K. Ramsey Open Meetings, Open Records and Ethical Issues Luncheon History of the Kentucky Apprenticeship and Training Council Ken Sheridan, Former Council [...]

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Cabinet Names New Executive Director of Workforce Development

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has transformed its approach to address workforce needs across the state with an increased focus on community development, and that initiative now has a new face. Kristina Slattery has been named the Cabinet’s executive director of Workforce Development, Community Development and Research. Slattery joined the Cabinet in September 2015, where she has served as a workforce specialist within the Office of Workforce Development, as well as a project manager for new and expanded business. [...]

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