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Susan Elkington of Toyota is Kentucky Association of Manufacturer’s Summit Keynote

On October 20, Susan Elkington, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky will be the Keynote Speaker at the Kentucky Association of Manufacturer's Summit in Lexington, KY. As president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) since 2018, Elkington oversees an $8 billion operation, which employs more than 10,000 people, and in a year, can produce as many as 550,000 vehicles and more than 600,000 engines. TMMK is Toyota’s largest production facility globally, producing the Camry, Avalon, Lexus ES 350 (including hybrid versions of all three),...

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The 2022 Wage and Benefits Survey Is Open!

Employee retention and attraction are key issues employers are facing. The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers’ Wage & Benefits Study can help you tackle these issues. This study is an assessment of the state’s manufacturing jobs and the wages and benefits packages they provide—information that is fundamental to your business's success. Manufacturing companies from across the state participate by completing a survey that contains questions about the wage and benefits packages they offer to their employees. IQS Research, the independent, third-party research firm running...

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August Webinar: Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement

Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement August 29 11:00-12:00 p.m. EDT Join KAM and experts from the Zoeller Company and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox to discuss and answer questions on implementing or enhancing international intellectual property programs. From this webinar, you will get a better understanding of how intellectual property can be used to protect the time, money, and resources invested in the transition from a domestic to an international company. Robert Greene Sterne is a director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in the Electronics Practice Group...

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KAM Announces Kendall Anderson as the Director of Member Relations

The Kentucky Association of Manufactures is pleased to announce that Kendall Anderson has joined KAM as the Director of Member Relations. Kendall brings with her 20-plus years of experience in non-profit administration, volunteer relationships, and fundraising knowledge. A native of Lexington and graduate of Transylvania University, she has previously worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the American Heart Association, United Way of the Bluegrass, and spent 13 years with the American Cancer Society including roles as the Central Kentucky Executive Director,...

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Registration is now open for the 2022 Kentucky Manufacturing Summit!

Early Bird Pricing for KAM's Manufacturing Summit Ends August 31! Register today for the 2022 Manufacturing Summit. This year's Summit on October 19 and 20 in Lexington will combine KAM's Manufacturing Conference and the Manufacturer and Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon. Early Bird Pricing $45 discount before August 31. Promo code: EarlyBird Location City Center Lexington, KY Agenda Wednesday, October 19 Optional day at Keeneland Reception Thursday, October 20 Summit Breakout Sessions Awards Luncheon Hotel Information KAM has secured a room block with the Marriot. Please click here to book your room. Reservations must be made by...

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KAM Announces New Board Members

Frankfort, KY- The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced today the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. The new members are Kerry Creech, Paul Czarapata, Daniel Murray, Jay Richert, and Derrick Thompson. Each of these new board members brings a unique perspective and experience in Kentucky manufacturing. “The board and I are proud to welcome these five industry leaders as colleagues on the KAM Board,” said Frank Jemley, KAM's President & CEO. “These individuals will add tremendous value to our organization with their manufacturing and...

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KAM Welcomes Denis (D.J.) Lutz and Keith Beckham to the Board of Directors

KAM is pleased to announce the addition of D.J. Lutz and Keith Beckham to our Board of Directors! Both D.J. and Keith add tremendous insight and experience to our incredible board. D.J. Lutz of Wacker Chemical Corporation joins KAM following the departure of Dr. Thomas Koehler. D.J. has over 30 years of manufacturing experience, half of which have been spent in Calvert City. He returns to Kentucky following a nine-year stint in Kansas to take on the role of Site Director...

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Statement Regarding Last Night’s Devastation in West Kentucky

Frankfort, Ky – Frank Jemley, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has provided the following statement on last night’s severe storms, urging members to help however they can. “Like all Kentuckians, we awoke this morning to the images of destruction and devastation caused by severe weather overnight in West Kentucky and particularly in the beautiful community of Mayfield, where the devastation includes the Mayfield Consumer Products factory. Our hopes and prayers go out to our fellow and sister...

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KAM Announces Frank Jemley III as its New Executive Director

Frankfort, Ky – The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced today it has selected Frank Jemley III as its new Executive Director. Jemley joins the KAM team immediately. Jemley comes to KAM with a wealth of experience in the private and public sectors, having served in senior positions in government, business, and nonprofits. He has held top posts in Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was the Property Council of Australia’s top U.S. government affairs advisor, headed up public affairs for...

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2022 Blue Books Available for Preorder!

Preorder your 2022 KAM Kentucky General Assembly Blue Book! We’re headed into a brand-new legislative session and with new faces in the General Assembly, you are going to want to know who they are and to which committees they are assigned. Pre-order your 2022 Kentucky Legislature Blue Book now and stay on top of who’s who in the Kentucky legislature with complete contact information and photos of state legislators and key staff. KAM members receive one Blue Book as a member benefit. If you...

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