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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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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Trade with Mexico and Canada is vital to the U.S. economy. In 2017 alone, trade with Canada and Mexico reached nearly $1.3 trillion. Since the 2007-2009 recession, U.S. goods exports to Canada and Mexico have expanded more than with any other country in the world, accounting for about 40 percent of the growth in overall U.S. goods exports. Today, the two countries buy more than one-third of U.S. merchandise exports and 49 states count Canada and Mexico as one [...]

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Piston Automotive Set to Expand Louisville Operation

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that auto components supplier Piston Automotive LLC will invest $1.5 million for an expansion of its Louisville operation, which will create 50 full-time jobs. “Kentucky’s automotive industry is firing on all cylinders, and we continue to see steady growth from OEMs and suppliers alike,” Gov. Bevin said. “Piston Automotive has enjoyed success with its Louisville operation over the past eight years, and we are excited to see it culminate in this expansion. We are grateful [...]

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Armor USA Creating More Than 30 Jobs with Expansion in Boone County

Gov. Matt Bevin announced today specialty printing materials manufacturer Armor USA Inc. plans to add 36 jobs with a $3.3 million expansion of its facility in Boone County. “Manufacturing excellence continues to be a hallmark of Kentucky’s economy, and this investment is further proof of the tremendous growth we are seeing throughout our state,” Gov. Bevin said. “Armor USA Inc. will significantly increase its workforce with this move, providing strong opportunities for Kentuckians in the process. The company has served [...]

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Nucor to Build $1.35 Billion Steel Mill in Brandenburg

Gov. Matt Bevin and executives from Nucor Corp. today heralded the company’s plans to build a $1.35 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County as both an immediate and long-term economic development achievement, creating more than 400 well-paying, full-time jobs in the coming years and ranking as one of the state’s largest-ever single investments. “Nucor is a proven, longtime corporate citizen in Kentucky and a key partner in our world-class primary metals industry,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are grateful [...]

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