Monthly Archives - February 2019

Columbia Sportswear to Expand Henderson County Operation

Kyndle announced Columbia Sportswear Co., a manufacturer of apparel and footwear products, will expand its distribution operation in Henderson County with a $700,000 investment that will create 25 full-time jobs. "Columbia is a widely recognized brand within its industry, and we are excited for the company's decision to expand its presence in the commonwealth," Gov. Bevin said. "This is just the latest investment that exemplifies Kentucky's status as a national leader in distribution and logistics. We are grateful for Columbia's...

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RKW North America Commits to $18 Million Simpson County Expansion

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced RKW North America Inc., a German-owned manufacturer of industrial film, will significantly expand its Simpson County facility, investing in new technology with a roughly $18 million project expected to create 30 full-time jobs. “This exciting announcement is a great example of how Kentucky has become America’s center of engineering and manufacturing excellence,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are grateful that RKW North America has been a vital part of the Simpson County community for many years....

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Owensboro Manufacturer Adding 20 Jobs with Latest Expansion

Owensboro company Blackbird Manufacturing, a fabricator of stone countertop surfaces, will bring 20 new jobs to the Daviess County area and invest about $780,000 for its latest expansion, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “Opportunities for manufacturing in the commonwealth continue to expand, and we are thrilled that Blackbird Manufacturing has been able to capitalize upon this strong momentum,” Gov. Bevin said. “Blackbird has been a valuable corporate contributor to the Owensboro community in recent years, and it is great to...

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Investment Planned for OFS Brands’ Leitchfield Facility

OFS Brands Holding Inc., a furniture manufacturer for the office healthcare, education and hospitality sectors, will invest $1 million in its existing operation in Grayson County with plans to create 105 full-time jobs. “OFS Brands has operated with great success in Kentucky for more than 20 years, and the company’s decision to locate its newest production line here speaks volumes about their positive experience in the commonwealth,” Gov. Bevin said. “Once companies decide to locate in our state, they inevitably...

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Nucor Steel Gallatin Named VPP Star Site for Commitment to Worker Safety

Today, Nucor Steel Gallatin became Kentucky’s 13th Voluntary Protection Partnership (VPP) Star Site. Danny Davis, acting director of the Division of Education and Training in the Labor Cabinet's Department of Workplace Standards, attended today’s VPP flag raising ceremony at the company’s steel mill in Ghent, Kentucky. “Congratulations to Nucor Steel Gallatin on this significant achievement,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “The safety and health of Kentucky’s workforce are of paramount importance, and we are grateful for Nucor’s dedicated efforts in pursuit...

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Kentucky Launches First Interactive Workforce Dashboard

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) today launched the state’s first interactive workforce dashboard in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS) and Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB). The Local Workforce Development Area (LWDA) Dashboard is an interactive tool designed to display near real-time workforce information for Kentucky’s 10 LWDAs. The dashboard features an interactive map that illustrates LWDA performance and rankings establishing a foundation for understanding strengths as well as challenges facing LWDAs throughout the Commonwealth. “Creation...

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