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XPO Logistics expands presence in Kentucky with new transportation center in Newport

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XPO Logistics is bringing a new transportation logistics center to Newport which is expected to bring 88 full-time jobs.   The company is a provider of third-party logistics for domestic and international freight and plans to invest up to $2.7 …

UK professor, students team up with Brazilian counterparts to thwart coffee ringspot virus

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  By Sibel Solagan Special to KyForward   Since its cultural debut in the 15th century, coffee has become one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world.   “Coffee is second only to oil in terms of value …

Faurecia’s opening of third Kentucky location, adding 410 jobs enhances state auto profile

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More than 400 high-paying jobs are coming to Shelby County through Faurecia (for-SEE-uh) Seating LLC establishing a new manufacturing facility in Simpsonville.   Faurecia Seating, an automotive seating manufacturer, plans to create 410 new jobs and invest $18.8 million into …

First Women’s Small Business Summit features Donna Salyers of Fabulous-Furs

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Staff report   Kentucky businesswoman Donna Salyers remembers well the infancy of her successful and now international Fabulous-Furs. It was 20 years ago and she attended an event for women entrepreneurs and found that in some ways she’d gotten the …

Hendrickson expands Lebanon facility for third time, expects to create 60 new jobs

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Another Kentucky business is growing. Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced it will expand its operations in Marion County in the city of Lebanon.   Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 60 jobs and …

New Platform 53 in Covington’s MainStrasse Village offers hip co-working spaces for rent

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  By Bryan Burke Special to KyForward   For those who work from home, being productive in such familiar surroundings can be both distracting and isolating. Fortunately for them, there is a new business in Covington that can solve such …

Faster Internet speeds anyone? Lexington
to gauge interest in fiber-optic network

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Can Lexington become a “Gigabit City”? You know, a city with dramatically improved Internet speeds based on fiber-optic technology for businesses and residents?   If Mayor Jim Gray has his way, the answer is yes.   Gray has announced his …

What do UK and coffee have in common? Why, a Common Grounds branch, of course

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The University of Kentucky celebrated its newest hot spot on campus Tuesday. Common Grounds, a branch of the largest locally owned coffee business in Lexington, will open its doors in Champions Court – one of the five new residence halls …

Lexmark praised by IDC’s MarketScape for horizontal, vertical leadership in print service

Lexmark has been named an industry leader in managed print and document services by IDC in its IDC MarketScape report, the Lexington-based company announced today.   The report analyzes the strategies and current capabilities of companies providing managed print and …

Small businesses, entrepreneurs recognized
in 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship event

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Small business owners and entrepreneurs working to grow the region’s economy were recognized at the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards luncheon at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday.   The EIEA program — honoring excellence in entrepreneurship …