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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 Companies Give NASA Artemis Missions Boost to the Moon

NASA recognized three Kentucky businesses — Parker Hannifin Corp., American Synthetic Rubber Co., a Michelin company; and Eckart America Corp. — in Lexington and Louisville Sept. 18-19 for their continued support in supplying critical elements and tools for the twin solid rocket boosters of NASA’s powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. “It is exciting to watch as NASA leads this new era of space exploration,” said Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. “I am proud the three businesses we’re recognizing today...

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Kobelco Aluminum Plant Begins Full Operations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated automotive parts manufacturer Kobelco Aluminum Products & Extrusions Inc. for reaching full capacity at its new facility in Bowling Green, while undergoing a $42 million, 90-job expansion that will push total employment at the facility to 220 and total investment to $95 million. “Kobelco has been a strong employer in Bowling Green for a number of years,” Gov. Bevin said. “This new facility and its ongoing expansion are further evidence...

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Phoenix Paper Plans $200 Million Recycling Facility at Ballard County Mill

Phoenix Paper LLC plans to invest $200 million to build a paper recycling facility on the grounds of the Wickliffe mill it purchased only a year ago, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “This new recycling facility will bring a tremendous amount of additional economic activity to the West Kentucky region for decades to come. The project will further support Phoenix Paper’s commitment to create 500 good-paying jobs in Ballard County,” Gov. Bevin said. “The company’s ongoing investment in the Wickliffe...

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TAZ Trucking to Add up to 57 Jobs with $7.3 Million Investment in Warren County

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced TAZ Trucking Inc. will grow in Bowling Green with a $7.3 million investment expected to create as many as 57 new jobs. “Kentucky’s extraordinary logistics strength extends beyond our major shipping hubs in Northern Kentucky and Louisville,” Gov. Bevin said. “As evidenced by the rapid growth of TAZ Trucking, the commonwealth’s prime location provides a distinct advantage in shipping and distribution for communities across the state. Congratulations to a company that is truly on the...

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Dippin’ Dots to Add 28 Jobs in Paducah

Dippin’ Dots LLC, a Paducah-based cryogenically frozen ice cream producer, will expand its operation in McCracken County with a $3.3 million investment expected to create up to 28 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. “Dippin’ Dots has become an iconic brand within the ice cream industry, and we are proud they have built their brand from here in Kentucky over the past 30-plus years,” Gov. Bevin said. “The commonwealth and its skilled workforce offer the ideal recipe for economic...

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