There Are Now Two Barrels of Bourbon for Every Person in Kentucky

Demand for Kentucky made bourbon continues to grow, setting records every year. More than 2.1 million barrels of spirits were produced in the Bluegrass State in 2018. The last time Kentucky distillers filled that many barrels was 1967.

Toyota to hire 400 workers at Georgetown plant

Toyota says it is adding 400 employees at a Kentucky plant with starting pay of more than $18 an hour. The Georgetown plant is the company’s largest and already employs more than 8,000.

Manufacturing Month highlights billions in Kentucky-made goods

Kentucky exports have seen 15% growth since 2015, up to nearly $32 billion in 2018. Those goods were sent to nearly 200 nations globally.

National report shows Kentucky is a freight leader, but underfunded transportation could hinder economic growth

Kentucky freight shipments are currently among the nation’s highest and are expected to increase by nearly two-thirds in the coming years. However, without adequate infrastructure funding for needed transportation improvements, Kentucky’s continued economic growth could be at risk.

Hollaender Manufacturing Plans Factory in Somerset, Kentucky

Handrail manufacturer Hollaender Manufacturing Co. plans to set up an operation in Somerset, Kentucky. The company will invest $667,000 and is expected to create up to 16 full-time jobs.

Meggitt expanding manufacturing capacity in Danville

Meggitt PLC is investing nearly $83 million in a 95,000-square-foot expansion, creating 83 jobs. Upgrades will include new carbon furnaces at the facility, which currently employees 200 people.

400 Jobs coming to GM Corvette Plant in Bowling Green

Another shift and 400 new employees are needed at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, bringing the total to over 1,300. The eighth generation Corvette begins production soon and there is manufacturing need for national and international markets.

Cleaning products startup to have headquarters in Louisville

With a focus on sustainablity and reducing plastic use, Truman’s is a direct-to-consumer cleaning products company that raised $5 million to create a Louisville headquarters.

Innovative Kentucky businesses awarded $1.9M through match funding

Six Kentucky tech companies will receive $1.9 million in state matching funds to stimulate technological innovation in the commonwealth while fueling growth and job creation for technology-based startups and small businesses.

Fibonacci cuts ribbon on $5.8M HempWood manufacturing plant in Calloway County

Fibonacci company leaders, along with state and local officials, opened its $5.8 million-plus, 25-job HempWood manufacturing facility in Murray, Kentucky.