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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2021 Wage and Benefits Survey Report Out Now!

ORDER YOUR 2021 KAM WAGE AND BENEFITS SURVEY REPORT NOW ABOUT THE WAGE AND BENEFITS SURVEY The survey, which was brought back in 2019 at the request of businesses and economic developers from across the state, is a comprehensive report on the state of manufacturing employment in Kentucky. This data was collected during August and September of 2021. The goal of the report is to provide insight about benefits and working conditions in the manufacturing industry. We hope these results help...

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