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Who is Guarding the Gatekeepers

Joe Danaher, Senior Security Analyst, AKA and The AME Group  This is a timeless concept from roman times that has been passed down in popular culture and can be applied to your business security plan. Companies of even a modest size and complexity rely on some form of IT to support their computer systems and data. Most companies trust their IT department or Managed Services Provider to have included security as a baseline component of their work.  You see Antivirus (AV)...

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Lawmakers express concerns over proposed increase in food manufacturing fees

Rep. Joe Graviss, D-Versailles, expresses his concern over proposed permit fee increases for food manufacturers that he believes could hurt small businesses and farmers. (Photo: LRC) UPDATE - Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles released a statement following the meeting of the committee: “Earlier today, bipartisan members of the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture raised questions about an extremely high fee increase by the Beshear Administration’s Food Safety Branch on food manufacturers during the middle of the pandemic. I believe I was the...

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Are You Working On Your Business or In It?

By William Hughes - Advantage Kentucky Alliance Client Manager Have you ever seen a manager that spent most of their time-solving problems? Maybe they even considered problem-solving as one of their great strengths. They may even reward themselves with some relaxation when there are no problems to solve. Maybe they spend their time waiting for someone to bring them a problem to work on. Do you see the problem with this? It is very common for a leader/manager to get so...

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Electric Gas Boosters Promise Cleaner, Quieter, More Efficient Supercritical Fluid Extraction

Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) is used in industries such as food, cosmetics, nutraceutical/pharmaceuticals and cannabis for the extraction of essential oils, fragrances, herbs, spices, medicinals, and biomasses. Perhaps the fastest growing market is cannabis for the extracting of CBD Oil to produce a variety of hash oils and compounds used in vaporizer pens, salves, edibles and elixirs. The SFE process separates one component from another using a supercritical fluid as the extracting solvent.  Typically, this involves collecting a wanted product (i.e....

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Report: Manufacturing, logistics in Kentucky receive A’s

For Immediate Release                                                            Report: Manufacturing, logistics in Kentucky receive A’s  MUNCIE, Indiana – Kentucky retained a grade of A for its manufacturing sector in a new report from Ball State University.  The 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) analyzes how each state ranks among its peers in...

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What Manufacturing Employers Need to Know About Voting in the Time of COVID-19

By Ashby Angell Something on everyone’s mind as we get closer to November is the 2020 General Election.  This year, however, at least one thing might look a little different than it did in 2016: voting.  As with many other things, COVID-19 or the “coronavirus” has thrown a wrench into Kentucky’s voting plans as COVID-compliant changes are being implemented across the country.  Some states are expanding voting by mail, others are changing the number of polling places, and we’ve probably...

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Achieving Consistently Reliable Batch Processing to Spec

Automating procedures with greater operator control and visibility can minimize human error, while improving quality and productivity When chemical processors including those creating plastic, polymer or rubber products utilize batch reactors, following the recipe from batch-to-batch and plant-to-plant is critical to reliably and cost-effectively manufacture high value-added materials to spec. This typically involves charging the reactor, manipulating operating conditions to meet processing criteria, and shutting down and emptying the reactor. While certain procedures and processes are increasingly standardized and automated, numerous...

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Achieving Wastewater Treatment Compliance with Efficient System for Metal Industry

Automated wastewater treatment systems help metal fabrication and finishing remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal The machining, metal fabrication and finishing industry must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act.  Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 pollutants and classes of pollutants as “toxic pollutants”, of which 126 specific substances have been designated “priority” toxic pollutants.  Failing...

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KAM adds Baptist Health to list of COVID-19 Response Partners

As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved and our every day lives adjust accordingly, employers need innovative solutions to ensure their employees feel safe. That's why KAM teamed up with several crucial partners to offer essential tools for employers to keep their employees Healthy At Work in accordance with Kentucky's COVID-19 employer guidelines: PPE partner SDS offers quick turnaround and competitive pricing for PPE Health Screening partner CrowdBlink Protecthelps employers identify potentially ill employees And now we're excited to announce this latest partnership...

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Increased CAM Programming Capability Contributes to 4.5X Revenue Gain

Pictured here, is the main entrance to the C & S Machine’s three-acre property, with over 60,000 square feet of building space. C&S Machine and Manufacturing Corporation was founded in 1969 by Robert Steele and Ronnie Cook in a 180 square foot shed on Cook’s property in Louisville, Kentucky. The company started out primarily as a job shop building repair parts for local manufacturing and processing companies. In 1980, C&S purchased its first CNC machine, an Enshu vertical machining center....

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