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Startup Distillery with Historic Roots to Locate in Nelson County

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Log Still Distilling LLC will construct a premium bourbon and rye whiskey operation in Nelson County with a $12 million investment that could create as many as 20 full-time jobs. “Bourbon and Kentucky have a rich, shared history, and we are glad to work with a company that wants to tap into that legacy by building a new business in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “The arrival of Log Still Distilling signals exciting growth in...

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Independent Stave Breaks Ground on $66.5 Million, 220-Job Cooperage in Morehead

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated barrel manufacturer Independent Stave Co. for starting construction on its $66.5 million Commonwealth Cooperage in Morehead, expected to create 220 Kentucky jobs in the coming years. “Independent Stave is a prime example of how our state’s booming distilling industry and top-tier manufacturing sector are both creating new opportunities for Kentuckians,” Gov. Bevin said. “The company has shown a strong commitment to the commonwealth through robust investment and job creation across multiple regions. We are thankful...

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Startup Stave Mill and Cooperage Announced in Metcalfe County

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced startup manufacturer Pennington Stave and Cooperage Corp. plans to establish a mill in the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Industrial Park with a $34.4 million-plus investment expected to created up to 126 full-time jobs. “Kentucky’s iconic bourbon industry has been an economic powerhouse for generations, and its current momentum is truly astounding,” Gov. Bevin said. “From barrel production to distillation, the commonwealth continues to be the perfect fit for any company tied to the production of bourbon and...

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Former Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Appointed as Workforce Investment Commissioner

Former Kansas Department of Labor Secretary Lana Gordon has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) effective May 16, 2019. Under the leadership of EWDC Secretary Derrick Ramsey, Commissioner Gordon will lead the Department of Workforce Investment, which coordinates the state’s workforce, employment and training efforts on behalf of the Offices of Unemployment Insurance, Career Development, Adult Education, Employer and Apprenticeship Services and Vocational Rehabilitation. "Commissioner Gordon...

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Georgia-Pacific to Expand Bowling Green Facility, Create 50-Plus Jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Group will expand its existing operation in Bowling Green with a nearly $100 million investment expected to create more than 50 full-time jobs. “Georgia-Pacific’s investment of $100 million demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the commonwealth and the Bowling Green community,” Gov. Bevin said. “For nearly three decades, the Dixie facility has served up opportunities for Kentuckians, and this latest announcement of more than 50 new full-time jobs will provide our highly-skilled...

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Dajcor Aluminum to Create 265 Full-Time Jobs in Eastern Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first US operation near Hazard. “We are excited for another major jobs announcement in Eastern Kentucky, where we have a strong, skilled workforce ready to serve any industry’s needs,” Gov. Bevin said. “Dajcor Aluminum has selected an excellent location for its first US operation and will...

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Ed Webb to lead World Trade Center New Orleans

World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) President, Ed Webb, has accepted the role of President and CEO of the World Trade Center New Orleans. Webb will begin his new position in New Orleans in June after a long and successful career leading the World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY). Under Webb's eleven-year tenure with the WTC-KY, its training and education offerings and revenue from these programs doubled. Program development highlights include the International Trade Certification and the Advanced Certification program, which is a regionally recognized training with...

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Manchester Tank & Equipment to Locate in Campbellsville, Create 175 Jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Manchester Tank & Equipment Co., a division of McWane Inc., plans to locate a $10-million-plus propane tank manufacturing facility in Campbellsville, a project expected to create 175 full-time jobs in the coming years. “Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. will be a significant addition to the Taylor County community, and we welcome them to the commonwealth,” Gov. Bevin said. “The 175 jobs associated with this project will provide exciting opportunities for central Kentucky’s workforce and overall...

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Gov. Bevin Joins Rep. Rogers and Rep. Barr to Promote EKU’s Kentucky Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician Training Project

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Congressman Hal Rogers and Congressman Andy Barr, along with officials from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS), and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), to promote EKU's new Kentucky Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Training Project. Accompanied by state and local officials and community leaders, the group held four fly-in press conferences — at Central Kentucky Regional Airport (Richmond), London-Corbin Airport (London), Wendell H. Ford Regional Airport (Chavies), and Big Sandy...

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Preparing for Next-Generation Corvette, GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant to Add 400-Plus Jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra among federal, state and local officials in announcing and welcoming the company’s plans to add a second shift and more than 400 new employees at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in preparation to build the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette later this year. “What a great day for Kentucky! I often speak about how we are the engineering and manufacturing hub of America. Today, we’re wearing that title more...

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