Ford donates nearly $42,000 from timber harvest to Glendale Volunteer Fire Department

By Brooke Porter, Building Kentucky Ford Motor Company donated nearly $42,000 to the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department, generated from the proceeds of timber sales harvested at its BlueOval SK Battery Park site. The donation increases the department’s annual average budget of $80,000 by more than 50 percent. “It’s awesome that they are willing to help […]

Manufacturing growth continues in the Commonwealth

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Kentucky continues to attract major manufacturers to the Commonwealth. The state’s manufacturing sector is growing including recent announcements from T. Marzetti Co. in Horse Cave, Wieland North America Inc. in Louisville, and Material Handling Systems Inc. (MHS) in Bowling Green. These new facilities will create hundreds of well-paying jobs for Kentuckians. All three companies were assisted […]

Innovative public-private partnership funds Brandenburg plant

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new municipal wastewater treatment plant is coming to Brandenburg through an innovative program. The City of Brandenburg is the first local government in Kentucky to use public-private partnership funds. The city worked with Kentucky Bond Corp. in issuing bonds for the $8.3 million facility. The Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation to […]

New manufacturing facility brings 200 jobs to Bowling Green

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Ball Corporation is coming to Kentucky with the announcement of its first production facility in the Commonwealth. The new Bowling Green manufacturing outlet will create 200 high-wage jobs. Recyclable aluminum ends for the Westminster, Colorado-based company’s beverage can customers will be produced at the 500,000-square-foot facility. Scheduled to begin production in […]

Dishwasher demand allows growth at GE Appliances during the pandemic

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky GE Appliances is answering increased demand for household appliances as more people are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. GE recently announced it will invest $80 million in a new dishwasher manufacturing line at its supersite location in Louisville. This is the second investment in the dishwasher manufacturing line of […]

COVID-19’s continued impacts on Kentucky freight, logistics and infrastructure businesses

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Businesses in Kentucky’s freight, logistics and manufacturing industries are sharing how they’ve adapted to a year of uncertainty and change. From logistical challenges to funding gaps, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be felt for many years to come. Infrastructure In an interview with Pit & Quarry magazine, Nick […]

New Paris startup to hire veterans, manufacture medical-grade PPE

A new medical manufacturing facility aims to fill a nationwide need for jobs and personal protective equipment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Veteran-led U.S. Medical Glove Co. LLC opened in Paris, Kentucky in October and will bring 192 full-time, high-tech jobs to Bourbon County to produce more than an estimated 1 billion medical-grade gloves. With a nearly $32.5 […]

Strong construction, leasing activity suggests economic improvement in Louisville and southern Indiana

Real estate reports are showing strong signs of Kentucky’s strength as it weathers the impacts of COVID-19 and bounces back from shutdowns. The commercial real estate market for industrial properties remains strong in Louisville and southern Indiana, according to the latest MarketView report from CBRE. These properties include large facilities that house major manufacturing, logistics and […]

Personal protective equipment sought from Kentucky businesses 

The business community and its resources are crucial to helping ensure our medical professionals have what they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Beshear asked the Kentucky Chamber to reach out to the business community and identify manufacturers and suppliers throughout the Commonwealth who can manufacture or provide items for Kentucky’s response to the coronavirus. […]