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2020 Session of the KY General Assembly Preview

The 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly will be gaveled in on Tuesday, January 7.  This will be a long, sixty-day, budget session that is now scheduled for sine die adjournment on April 15. Political Dynamics The 2020 session will begin a time of divided government in Kentucky.  Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Matt Bevin by just over 5,000 votes in the November general election.  Beshear will be the first Democrat governor who will face not...

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Department of Labor Updates: New Salary Threshold and Bonus Opportunities under the Fluctuating Workweek

In 2019, companies were fined in excess of $333,000,000 which far surpasses any other previous year. This trend will continue and, in fact, SESCO expects more and more employers to be investigated for FLSA compliance. A common misconception is that Wage and Hour disputes fall under the umbrella of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). Although some Wage and Hour coverage may be found under EPLI, it is very unlikely and also depends how much you may be paying for coverage...

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Powell Valley Millwork Expands Capacity, Acquires Metrie Poplar Manufacturing Facility

LEXINGTON, KY – Jimmy Thornberry, President of Powell Valley Millwork, announced the acquisition of the Metrie Poplar manufacturing facility located in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. “We are proud to report the purchase of this site and are excited about the added capacity and opportunities on the horizon. With 125,000 square feet under roof, the facility is located 30 minutes east of Lexington and is similar in scope to our Clay City location. We believe it makes an excellent addition to our growing...

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PRESS RELEASE: Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Announces 2019 Manufacturers of the Year and Employee of the Year Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Announces 2019 Manufacturers of the Year and Employee of the Year Award Winners LEXINGTON, Ky. – (Oct. 30, 2019) The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) today announced the winners of its 19th Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Employee of the Year Awards. The awards were presented at KAM’s Excellence in Manufacturing Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 30, 2019. The Manufacturer of the Year Awards were made possible by Brown-Forman, and the Employee...

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KAM PRESS RELEASE: Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Opens 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jena Scott (502) 352-2485 Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Opens 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey; Encourages All Kentucky Manufacturers to Participate   FRANKFORT (October 14, 2019) – Today the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced the opening of its 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey. The survey, which was brought back in 2019 per the request of businesses and economic developers from across the state, will be a comprehensive report on the state of manufacturing employment in Kentucky. All manufacturers located in Kentucky...

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Five Questions Every Manufacturing CEO Should Be Asking Their IT Team

Automation, artificial intelligence and IoT (internet of things) systems – they’re all part of manufacturing’s digital transformation. More than ever, today’s manufacturing leaders need to stay ahead of the technology that can make or break not just their businesses, but disrupt their entire industry. In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 organizations in Kentucky and beyond, is offering practical tips for National Manufacturing Day and the...

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Kentucky Made Products Featured During Manufacturing Month

Shared from the Office of the Governor FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin has a vision for Kentucky as the engineering and manufacturing center of excellence in the United States, and continued growth of the state’s existing industries paired with innovative opportunities in burgeoning markets indicate the commonwealth has the potential to achieve that goal. “Nearly every major industry in the country has a business presence in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “The diversity of our manufacturing efforts has...

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