Cabinet for Economic Development - Recent Headlines

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  • Gov. Beshear: National Office Furniture to Create 40 New Jobs in Danville
    Friday, November 20, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2015) – National Office Furniture Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), which designs and manufactures office furniture, will invest $530,000 in its Danville facility, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today. The investment will create 40 jobs and increase the location’s production capabilities.
  • Build-Ready Site Certified in Graves County to Fast-Track New Industrial Investment
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2015) – A site certified as Build-Ready in Graves County’s Hickory Industrial Park stands as the latest in a series of locations endorsed through a Kentucky program promising to slice months from new-facility construction, Governor Steve Beshear announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear: General Cable Industries Inc. Relocating Assets to Lawrenceburg Facility
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Nov. 16, 2015) – A company that has been part of the Anderson County community for more than 40 years is expanding its operations. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced ¬¬¬¬¬¬General Cable Industries Inc. is relocating assets to Lawrenceburg.
  • Gov. Beshear: Auto Supplier TWB Company LLC to Invest $7.7 Million for Facility in Glasgow
    Thursday, November 12, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Worthington Industries’ tailor welded blanking joint venture, TWB Company LLC, plans to open a new facility in Glasgow, creating 12 jobs through an investment of nearly $7.7 million, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear: Auto Supplier Grupo Antolin to Open Two Facilities in Louisville
    Monday, November 09, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2015) – Grupo Antolin, one of the largest global manufacturers of interior components for the automotive industry, will locate two facilities in Louisville, creating 200 jobs through a more than $13.7 million investment, Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Business Climate Ranks 3rd Nationally
    Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2015) – A succession of expanding businesses, new facility openings, thousands of jobs added and dedicated efforts by economic developers statewide helped Kentucky place third nationally in the 2015 Business Climate Ranking by Site Selection magazine.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Major Expansion for Auto Supplier Bowling Green Metalforming LLC
    Monday, November 02, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Bowling Green Metalforming LLC, a southcentral Kentucky manufacturer of automotive body and chassis assemblies, will expand for a sixth time, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today¬¬.
  • Cooler Commander Wins Paducah Entrepreneur Pitch Competition
    Monday, November 02, 2015
    PADUCAH, Ky. (October 30, 2015) – Cooler Commander, the latest winner of a Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition, makes life a little easier for adventure seekers and outdoors enthusiasts. The company’s product received the $1,000 top prize at a pitch competition in Paducah and an invitation to pitch to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Louisville this December.
  • Gov. Beshear: American Howa Kentucky to Open New Plant in Midway
    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2015) – Bowling Green-based American Howa Kentucky Inc. (AHK), a manufacturer of interior products for the automotive industry, will create 54 full-time jobs through an investment of more than $13.1 million in a new facility in Midway, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear: Still Time for Small Business Owners to Capitalize on 2015 Tax Credit
    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2015) – With the new year fast approaching, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development wants to remind the Commonwealth’s small business owners they could be eligible for up to $25,000 in tax credits.
  • Gov. Beshear: Logan Aluminum Inc. Expands to Support Aluminum Can, Automotive Plants
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2015) – With $240 million in approved investments and an additional $50 million under evaluation, Logan Aluminum Inc., a mill making rolled sheets for beverage cans, will join Kentucky’s growing list of automotive suppliers, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today as he joined company officials and community leaders in Logan County.
  • Gov. Beshear Joins BILSTEIN for Groundbreaking in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear joined BILSTEIN GROUP officials and community leaders today to mark the groundbreaking of BILSTEIN COLD ROLLED STEEL LP at the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green and to celebrate 110 jobs created through the company’s $130 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Marks Automotive Steel Wheel Manufacturer TOPY AMERICA’s 30th Anniversary
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today marked the 30th anniversary of one of the Commonwealth’s first foreign-owned automotive suppliers, TOPY AMERICA Inc., recognizing executives of the company and its Japanese parent for contributions to Kentucky’s economy and the state’s thriving automotive industry.
  • Swedish Match Expansion Breaks Ground in Owensboro
    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2015) –¬¬¬¬ Swedish Match will invest more than $3 million in its Owensboro facility to expand its research and development department, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.
  • U.S. Treasury Department Awards 3rd Round of Funding to Kentucky Small-Business Lending Program
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today Kentucky received nearly $5.3 million from the U.S. Treasury Department to help small businesses receive private-sector loans from banks and other credit institutions.
  • Bulwark Wins Murray Entrepreneur Pitch Competition
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    MURRAY, Ky. (October 20, 2015) – Bulwark, the recent winner of a Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition, plans to change the game in combat sports, a goal made easier when it took the $1,000 top prize at a pitch competition in Murray and received an invitation to pitch to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort this fall.
  • Gov. Beshear, Toyota Unveil Kentucky’s First Lexus ES 350
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Kentucky’s automotive industry, for years one of the Commonwealth’s greatest strengths, today grew even stronger as Gov. Steve Beshear joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) officials and community leaders in Georgetown to unveil the first Lexus built in the United States.
  • Gov. Beshear: VonLehman to Locate New Headquarters in Fort Wright
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Northern Kentucky will be the home of a growing accounting and business advisory firm. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that VonLehman & Company Inc. will develop a new, expanded headquarters in Fort Wright, adding 20 new jobs in northern Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear, Congressman Rogers Announce EOS USA Opens Call Center in Somerset
    Monday, October 19, 2015
    SOMERSET, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers joined EOS USA and community officials for a ribbon-cutting celebration marking the company’s new flagship customer-service call center and its addition of 150 jobs in southern Kentucky’s Pulaski County.
  • Gov. Beshear: KOWA Cuts Ribbon on New Facility in Corbin; Knox County Location is Company’s First Operation in North America
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 14, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that KOWA Kentucky Inc. cut the ribbon on its manufacturing facility in Corbin.