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Aviation Safety Resources – Magnus Aircraft – The Aviator Family Announce Milestone Agreement to Advance Aviation Safety

Aviation Safety Resources, Magnus Aircraft and The Aviator Family signed an agreement to implement a newly developed Aircraft Emergency Parachute System in Fusion Aircraft worldwide. ORANGE, VA and NICHOLASVILLE, KY (July 26, 2021), Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR), Magnus Aircraft, and The Aviator Family signed an agreement to implement a newly developed Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery System (AEPRS) in the Fusion aircraft worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, ASR, Magnus Aircraft and The Aviator Family will work as partners,...

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Cody Maggard joins KAM as Marketing and Communications Manager

Maggard brings diverse communications and policy experience to KAM FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2021) - Today, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced Cody Maggard has joined its staff as Marketing and Communications Manager. “We’re thrilled to welcome Cody to our tremendous team,” said KAM Executive Director Lee Lingo. “His background in journalism and digital communications will be a tremendous asset for helping KAM showcase the importance of manufacturing.” A 2018 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College, Maggard served as Editor of the campus...

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Aviation Safety Resources Expands Leadership Team

Names Mike Berge Managing Director NICHOLASVILLE, KY (July 7, 2021), Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) an innovative company that designs, tests and produces Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery Systems (AEPRS) for the aerospace, defense, and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) markets today announced the appointment of Mike Berge as Managing Director to lead the innovation, manufacturing, and defense operations for ASR. For over 20 years Mike has worked on the development, testing, and manufacturing of aviation life support equipment specializing in parachutes, harnesses,...

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Strong Enterprises and Aviation Safety Resources Confirmed to Exhibit at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this July

Companies looking forward to displaying the latest cutting-edge products with an added show special discount ORLANDO, FL and NICHOLASVILLE, KY (July 8, 2021) As EAA AirVenture approaches, both Strong Enterprises and Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) are thrilled to return to the world’s largest aviation event, which is set to host over 600,000 attendees. Both companies will be exhibiting in Hangar A, Booth #1018 from July 26 to August 1. Representatives from Strong Enterprises and ASR will be present at the...

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Toyota donates 32 vehicles to KCTCS auto tech programs

Versailles, Ky. – Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky donated 32 cars for automotive technology programs to 11 of the colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Types of vehicles donated include Camry, Avalon and Lexus and range from 2018-2021 models including several hybrids. These vehicles provide KCTCS students the opportunity to learn the latest technology in the automotive world. Many of the colleges would not have been able to purchase vehicles as frequently as needed to keep up...

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AUTOFLUG and Aviation Safety Resources Announces Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Companies Create Strategy to Boost Public Acceptance with Joint Development of Enhanced Safety Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Air Taxis and Advance Air Mobility RELLINGEN, GERMANY and NICHOLASVILLE, KY -- In a “virtual” signing ceremony today, US based Aviation Safety Resources, Inc. (ASR) and the Germany based AUTOFLUG GmbH signed a cooperation agreement in which the companies agreed on a long-term collaboration aimed at enhancing aviation safety. ASR is an innovative company that designs, tests, and produces aircraft emergency parachute...

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Building “Plant of the Future” for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Businesses

Five Business Trends Driving Technology Adoption on Factory or Warehouse Floor LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (June 18, 2021) – Tight deadlines and even tighter margins have driven even the most traditional manufacturers and supply-chain companies to embrace new technology solutions. Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 businesses in Indiana, Kentucky and beyond, has been working with manufacturers throughout the pandemic and beyond to upgrade the critical pieces of their technology infrastructure to build a “plant of...

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SBA Export Financing: How to Use an EWCP Loan to Support a Standby Letter of Credit

A new fee structure has been put into place for SBA’s Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) that makes these loans more attractive to lenders and borrowers. The Office of International Trade had manufacturers in mind when designing the new fee structure, specifically those engaged in custom manufacturing or engineering. Many of these types of projects include an initial deposit that the foreign buyer may request a standby letter of credit to help secure. The standby letter of credit would be...

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KAM Statement: Kentucky Must Address Unprecedented Workforce Crisis

FRANFORT, Ky. (May 14, 2021) - Lee Lingo, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, put out the following statement in regards to Kentucky's workforce crisis: “Kentucky is facing an unprecedented worker shortage as the economy rebounds from the devastating effects of COVID-19. As other states like Arizona roll out back-to-work incentive programs, Kentucky should examine a similar policy. Our federal resources should be allocated to encourage people to fill the thousands of open jobs—many of them...

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KCTCS, KAM celebrate Kentucky Manufacturing Going Pro

Versailles, Ky. (April 29, 2021)– The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) are celebrating rookies in advanced manufacturing and the companies hiring them. Just like NFL athletes who go pro, these students prepare for the next level — a good career in the manufacturing field. “Every year, KCTCS prepares students to go pro in advanced manufacturing careers that lead to a better life,” KCTCS President Paul Czarapata said. “Because the colleges align...

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