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UGN, Inc. receives Corporations for the Commonwealth Award

Category : News | Published : Thu Mar 09 2017 | Read : 649

SOMERSET, Ky. (March 7, 2017) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today recognized UGN, Inc., headquartered in Somerset, as part of her office’s Corporations for the Commonwealth program. The award is for Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to giving, a drive to improve local and/or regional communities, and a culture of...


Preliminary agreement in place to bring manufacturing facility to Somerset

Category : News | Published : Wed Feb 01 2017 | Read : 688

Preliminary documents were signed this week to supply natural gas to a proposed $70 million manufacturing facility that would convert natural gas to other products, and an agreement, also preliminary, has been reached to build the plant on a 23-acre site south of the former Crane Company building.

“I can confirm...


More than $65.5M awarded to 25 Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative projects

Category : News | Published : Wed Feb 01 2017 | Read : 629

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2017) — The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals to elevate the commonwealth’s workforce training capacity, has awarded more than $65.5 million to 25 Kentucky projects in its first round of funding.

Launched in July 2016, the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready...


TTAI expands; 100 new jobs added

Category : News | Published : Fri Jan 27 2017 | Read : 650

Pulaski County’s largest manufacturing plant has without fanfare expanded its sprawling complex and is in the process of installing new equipment and adding new team members.

Toyotetsu America Inc. (TTAI), the face of Valley Oak Commerce Complex, has just completed a 90,000-square-foot addition and is hiring 100 new employees to join...


Ag funds help local family open meat processing facility

Category : News | Published : Fri Nov 18 2016 | Read : 630

Since the late 1800s, the Turpen family has operated local, family-owned meat processing facilities in southcentral Kentucky, owned a meat processing facility in Nancy, and raised quality beef and pork. The August opening of Summit Meat Processing in Science Hill continues the Turpen family passion for the business of processing fresh, high quality...


TTAI celebrates 20 years in Pulaski County

Category : News | Published : Sat Nov 05 2016 | Read : 752

It was a big day for one of Pulaski County’s most iconic manufacturing entities, as TTAI celebrated 20 years in this community with a special ceremony on Friday.

The event was attended by Congressman Hal Rogers, Pulaski County Judge-executive Steve Kelley, and numerous businessmen from Japan, the nation that gave this...


SUMMIT AVIATION GROWS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

Category : News | Published : Mon Oct 17 2016 | Read : 796

MIDDLETOWN, Del., October 17, 2016 - Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be expanding its aviation parts manufacturing operations in Somerset, Kentucky.

Summit’s manufacturing facility provides aero structure product assembly for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, it has...


COOPER: Burnside power plant working through EPA regulations

Category : News | Published : Thu Sep 29 2016 | Read : 764

Somerset Commonwealth Journal estimated at 20 to 35 years at Cooper Station. But, without the costly regulations, coal-fire generating plants can be retrofitted and retrofitted and be viable for years on end, he noted.

According to Comer, at the time Campbell made this statement, the situation was " ... in...


SCC invited to apply for development grant

Category : News | Published : Mon Sep 26 2016 | Read : 683

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 : 833

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;...