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Is It Time to Rethink Globalized Supply Chains?

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Is It Time to Rethink Globalized Supply Chains?

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…

Kentucky Businesses Approved for SBA Paycheck Protection Loans

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Kentucky Businesses Approved for SBA Paycheck Protection Loans

Kentucky Businesses Approved for SBA Paycheck Protection Loans Since the beginning of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, more than 1.6 million loans have been approved totaling to approximately $350 billion. The Federal Reserve announced creation of the Main Street Business Lending Program that will…

How Soon Can Kentucky Businesses Reopen?

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on How Soon Can Kentucky Businesses Reopen?

How Soon Can Kentucky Businesses Reopen? Unless a 14 consecutive day decline in the rate of new COVID-19 cases or access to much more testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) it might be at least another month before businesses start reopening. The U.S. Senate is expected to approve a deal that would add another $310…

Flavorman Alters Production to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Flavorman Alters Production to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer

Flavorman Alters Production to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer As a life-sustaining business essential to the beverage industry’s supply chain, Flavorman has been allowed to remain open and operating throughout the pandemic and has decided to manufacture its own hand sanitizer to fulfill a critical need for its local community. The companies have produced over 17,000 gallons…

Three Phases of Opening Up America Again

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Three Phases of Opening Up America Again

Three Phases of Opening Up America Again Phase One: Individuals Continue to shelter in place Maximize physical distance Avoid groups of more than 10 people Minimize non-essential travel Employers Encourage telework Return to work in phases Close common areas and enforce social distancing Minimize non-essential travel Specific Types of Employers Schools should remain closed Visits…

Toyota Making Face Shields For Doctors & Nurses

By Sherry Mulkins | April 23, 2020 | Comments Off on Toyota Making Face Shields For Doctors & Nurses

Toyota Making Face Shields For Doctors & Nurses Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky is producing seven thousand face shields a day in order to provide national help to fight COVID-19. Toyota Motor North America has also announced it is working with other companies that make ventilators and respirators.   Read the Press Release

Space Tango Receives 3 NASA Projects

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Space Tango Receives 3 NASA Projects

Space Tango Receives 3 NASA Projects The awarded projects include research on protein-based retinal implant manufacturing, stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine.   Read the Press Release

Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus What you can do now: Start with your people Maintain a healthy skepticism Run outage scenarios to assess the possibility of unforeseen impacts Create a comprehensive, emergency operations center Designing for response: Know all your suppliers Understand your critical vulnerabilities and take action to spread the risk Create business…

Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer Instead of Spirits

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer Instead of Spirits

Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer Instead of Spirits Kentucky Distilleries making hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19 include: Buffalo Trace Distillery Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Old Forester Rabbit Hole Distillery Wodford Reserve To see distilleries nation wide read article below. Read the Press Release

GE Appliances Gives 100K Masks to Health Care Facilities in Kentucky

By Sherry Mulkins | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on GE Appliances Gives 100K Masks to Health Care Facilities in Kentucky

GE Appliances Gives 100K Masks to Health Care Facilities in Kentucky GE will donate 90K masks to healthcare facilities in Kentucky and an additional 10K masks to healthcare facilities in communities where GE Appliances has manufacturing sites. They will also donate 100K pairs of industrial gloves to Kentucky which will be distributed throughout the state…

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