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SCC invited to apply for development grant

Category : News | Published : Mon Sep 26 2016 | Read : 591

Somerset Community College (SCC) has cleared its first hurdle in applying for a major workforce development grant.

Last week the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee announced that SCC is one of 91 pre-applicants that have been invited to submit a full proposal for funding through the Commonwealth’s new $100 million...


CRC shipping from Somerset Rail Park

Category : News | Published : Thu Aug 25 2016 | Read : 741

Continental Refining Company (CRC) in Somerset has begun using an existing intermodal transportation facility to ship products more efficiently to national markets and receive crude oil and petroleum products.

CRC, in a bubbly optimistic news release Tuesday, said the company is still hiring; that its work force has increased to 55;...


Home-grown and internationally known Gatormade Trailers

Category : News | Published : Wed Aug 03 2016 | Read : 930

BY TIM MINTON SPECIAL TO THE CJ

This year marks the 20th anniversary for Gatormade Trailers. It has grown from a small, local business into a company which sells and distributes internationally.

Gatormade trailers are manufactured and distributed from its corporate headquarters in Somerset, located at 1278 Hwy. 461....


Consolidated Pipe & Supply will move in mid-August

Category : Press Release | Published : Fri Jul 08 2016 | Read : 765

A major hydronics supply business is relocating to a new building now under construction in Ferguson and will add at least five new employees.

Consolidated Pipe & Supply will retain its Somerset address at its new Thoroughbred Drive location but actually the new building is in the city of Ferguson, according...


Somerset among the top performing micropolitans in the U.S.

Category : Press Release | Published : Mon Mar 07 2016 | Read : 964

Somerset, Ky. - The Somerset Micropolitan Area is once again being recognized for its economic development success.

  Last week, the Somerset Micropolitan Area was named by SITE Selection magazine as one of the top-performing micropolitan areas in the country for new and expanded business and industry projects in 2015.  

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Continental Refining adding equipment, employees

Category : News | Published : Wed Dec 09 2015 | Read : 1060

A public relations specialist for Continental Refining Company (CRC) says the former Somerset Refinery is adding new production and pollutant discharge equipment and is in the process of hiring four additional employees. “We are doing really well,” remarked Missy Shorey. She said one of the exciting additions to the refinery is a crude...


Airbus donates $500,000 state-of-art A320 elevator to SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program

Category : News | Published : Thu Nov 19 2015 | Read : 865

SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program is taking off into wild blue yonder of space-age science thanks to a generous contribution from Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s first ‘fly by wire” commercial airliner.

Students are already familiarizing themselves with the $500,000 elevator from an Airbus A320 airliner donated to the college....


EOS USA Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Newest Customer Care Facility

Category : News | Published : Wed Oct 21 2015 | Read : 1012

Norwell, MA - 10.21.2015

EOS USA, a leading provider of customer care and accounts receivables management services, held a Grand Opening celebration of their newest regional facility located in Somerset, Kentucky on Monday, October 19, 2015. This new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve as the...


$10.2 million Energy Center rising quickly

Category : News | Published : Tue Oct 06 2015 | Read : 1066

Two cars with out-of-state license plates were paused in the street, almost blocking traffic. The drivers and passengers were looking and pointing at Somerset Energy Center. Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler said this is typical of the attention grabbed by an impressive new landmark, an imposing one-of-a kind structure that has risen at the...


Wisconsin-based company investing $2.65 million; 90 local jobs will be generated

Category : News | Published : Fri Aug 28 2015 | Read : 1119

A Wisconsin-based hardwood company is ready to make a $2.65 million job-generating investment in Pulaski County. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced on Thursday that Menzner Hardwoods will be locating a new factory facility in Somerset. “We want to welcome Menzner Hardwoods to the Commonwealth,” said Beshear. “I congratulate them on this project and...