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CBD Oil Extraction and Distillation Operation to Locate in Danville

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated International Farmaceutical Extracts LLC (IFE), which specializes in CBD oil extraction and distillation, on its plans for a $6 million-plus manufacturing plant in Boyle County that would create up to 34 full-time jobs over a 10-year period. “The hemp industry is flourishing in Kentucky, and we are excited by the announcement of the International Farmaceutical Extracts facility in Danville,” Gov. Bevin said. “As the commonwealth becomes a focal point for hemp-related businesses, this latest project...

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Central Motor Wheel of America to Add 145 Full-Time Jobs, Nearly Double its Paris Facility Size

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the scope of Central Motor Wheel of America Inc.’s expansion project in Paris will more than double to $111.9 million and create 145 full-time jobs, 60 more than initially anticipated. “Kentucky’s automotive industry remains in high gear, and this expansion by Central Motor Wheel of America is the latest example of a thriving industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “The Bourbon County community will benefit greatly from this substantial job creation as CMWA increases production to better...

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Gov. Bevin Joins Takigawa at Opening of First US Operation

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined local officials and executives from Takigawa Corp. Japan to open the company’s nearly $46 million, 180-job flexible packaging and high-performance films manufacturing facility in Bardstown. “Takigawa is an incredible addition to the Nelson County community, and I am delighted by the opportunity to join in today’s grand opening celebration,” Gov. Bevin said. “This company has had interest in a US operation for some time, and we are grateful for the state and local economic development...

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Sullivan University Announces Tuition Discount Program with KAM

Sullivan University, one of the state's leading providers of career-focused education, has announced a tuition discount agreement with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM). The agreement provides a 15 percent tuition discount for full-time employees and immediate family members of KAM members. The tuition discount is available for any of the more than 80 programs of study offered through Sullivan's nine colleges of academic concentration with the exception of the Doctorate level and Physician Assistant Program. "Sullivan’s significant discount and it’s...

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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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