Kentucky’s metals industry attracts global interest, investment

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky Global and homegrown leaders in the metals industry invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Kentucky in 2023. Considering the environment for the metals industry in the Commonwealth, it’s easy to see why they chose to grow here. The Bluegrass state offers unmatched production capacity for metal fabrication, a reliable […]

Kentucky means business – how manufacturing drives the Commonwealth forward

By Walter Parker, Building Kentucky Kentucky is in one of its most economically prosperous eras ever, thanks in large part to the state’s broad and interconnected web of manufacturers who celebrate, create and invest in the Commonwealth. The Bluegrass state’s reputation for innovation and its business-welcoming environment have attracted dozens of industries to build and […]

Gov. Beshear joins Nucor for grand opening of $1.7 billion steel mill in Brandenburg

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear joined local officials and Nucor Corporation leadership in October for the grand opening of the company’s $1.7 billion steel plate manufacturing mill in Meade County, a project that has created several hundred new high-quality manufacturing jobs. “Nucor and Kentucky have a longstanding partnership, and I’m excited that […]

VIDEO: Raque Food Systems: Family-Owned, Family Operated

By Jenny Recktenwald, Building Kentucky Raque has been designing and building food-packaging machines for the world’s top food brands since 1975. Today, top-tier companies like Kraft Heinz, Tyson, Nestle, Conagra, Kellogg’s, Hershey, and Sara Lee use Raque equipment because it’s well-designed, solidly built, and meets the highest safety and quality standards. Some of Raque’s machines […]

Kentucky Second Nationally in Economic Projects Per Capita, First in South Central Region

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Kentucky’s economy is booming, according to Site Selection Magazine’s new 2022 Governor’s Cup rankings.  The Commonwealth placed second nationally in 2022 — up from ninth in 2021 — in economic projects per capita, trailing only Kansas. The Bluegrass State also placed second in the South Central region for overall qualifying […]