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AppHarvest’s CEO on positioning Kentucky as an ag-tech leader

By Sherry Mulkins | July 29, 2020 |

AppHarvest’s CEO on positioning Kentucky as an ag-tech leader By this time next year, AppHarvest expects to have begun production in the 2.76-million-square-foot greenhouse the company is building in Morehead, Kentucky. The $97 million building will be the biggest greenhouse in the country and among the largest in the world when completed, encompassing 60 acres…

US-Canda Border Travel Restrictions Update

By Sherry Mulkins | July 24, 2020 |

US-Canda Border Travel Restrictions Update July 24, 2020 Update: As we navigate through this global pandemic, the partnership between Canada and the United States remains strong.  Together we are implementing coordinated measures to protect our citizens. Our nations have once again agreed to extend current border measures by another 30 days. The restrictions are now…

Feralloy to Create 30 Jobs with Steel Processing Plant in Gallatin County

By Sherry Mulkins | July 13, 2020 |

Feralloy to Create 30 Jobs with Steel Processing Plant in Gallatin County Andy Beshear last week announcedFeralloy Corp., a Chicago-based steel processing company, plans to locate a 30-job, $17.5 million facility on Nucor Steel Gallatin’s campus near Ghent to level and cut steel for customers throughout the Ohio Valley region. “I’d like to welcome Feralloy to…

TEBCO of Kentucky to Create 40-Plus Jobs in Eastern Kentucky

By Sherry Mulkins | July 1, 2020 |

TEBCO of Kentucky to Create 40-Plus Jobs in Eastern Kentucky Truck Equipment & Body Co. of Kentucky Inc. this week began a $2 million project renovating and equipping a facility in Stanton to establish a 43-job custom dump truck body and truck equipment manufacturing operation. Located at 100 Reed Court in Stanton, the new 40,000-square-foot…

Beshear Sets Date For Business Sectors To Restart

By Sherry Mulkins | April 30, 2020 |

Beshear Sets Date For Business Sectors To Restart Governor Beshear stated that as long as Kentucky keeps up the fight against the Coronavirus with promising results, the following business sectors are in line to restart: May 11 – Manufacturing, construction, vehicle and vessel dealerships, professional services (at 50% of pre-outbreak capacity), horse racing (without spectators),…

U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement Trade Pact Delayed

By Sherry Mulkins | April 30, 2020 |

U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement Trade Pact Delayed Mexico and Canada have taken measures necessary to comply with their commitments under the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) which replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexico requested for a longer transition period for the auto industry to ensure that it was…

Crisis Shows Supply Chains Need To Embrace New Technologies

By Sherry Mulkins | April 30, 2020 |

Crisis Shows Supply Chains Need To Embrace New Technologies Cognitive technology involves a combination of “big data” and artificial intelligence (AI). With cognitive technology, supply chain data and transactions from some of the world’s largest corporations can be loaded up to a single place in the cloud. There, the numbers can be crunched and key…

Planning To Reopen Your Business? 10 Things Beshear’s Administration Is Looking For

By Sherry Mulkins | April 30, 2020 |

Planning To Reopen Your Business? 10 Things Beshear’s Administration Is Looking For Telework whenever possible Return employees to work in phases Limit face-to-face meetings Social Distance Accommodate for at-risk individuals Provide universal masks for employees Close common areas Enforce use of sanitizer/hand washing stations Conduct temperature checks Have a testing plan   Read the Press…

UofL Technology Shows Promise Fighting Coronavirus

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 |

UofL Technology Shows Promise Fighting Coronavirus University of Louisville researchers have developed a technology that is believed to block coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells. Early tests show that this may stop viruses, from “hijacking” nucleolin to replicate inside the body. UofL is seeking to fast track development, including application to the Food and Drug…

Is It Time to Rethink Globalized Supply Chains?

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 |

Is It Time to Rethink Globalized Supply Chains? Over the last 30 years supply chains have become increasingly global. This change has been caused by the increase in the number of trade-able goods and services. Goods with high value relative to their size and shipping cost makes sense to manufacture them in a low-cost region…

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