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COVID-19 Update

KAM encourages information and "best practices" sharing among Kentucky manufacturers MARCH 12, 2020 - Lee Lingo, Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, released the following statement in regards to the current situation: "We encourage our manufacturers across the state to engage in open information sharing and transparency with both state officials and fellow manufacturers. With so much new information coming to light about this virus every day, it is crucial that our employers develop ‘best practices’ within their companies to...

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Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop Returns to Kentucky

Shared from Spectrum News 1   BY MARIO ANDERSON KENTUCKY PUBLISHED 3:57 PM ET JAN. 29, 2020 LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky (AGC of KY) are touring the Commonwealth with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas' Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop. The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop showcases industry-specific, virtual and augmented reality simulators that allow students to experience first-hand potential technical career opportunities. "It's a great way to...

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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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