Automotive supplier Taeyang to invest $15.6 million, establish 76 jobs in Simpson Co. manufacturing plant

Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. Ltd., manufacturer of fasteners and cold-rolled steel products for the automotive industry, will invest nearly $15.6 million and create 76 full-time jobs to establish a manufacturing plant in Franklin. The facility will be the company’s first in the United States. “Taeyang is a well-respected, global company in the automotive industry and we are grateful that its executives...

Beshear says Kentucky’s share of settlement with General Motors will net $1.3 million

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky’s General Fund will be enriched by $1.3 million after a multi-state settlement with General Motors for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act. The Attorney General’s office said the settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia with GM, concludes a multistate investigation into the automaker concealing safety...

General Motors Corp. to invest $290 million for upgrades to Corvette Plant in Bowling Green

General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million to improve technology and processes at its Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday. “GM has a long tradition of commitment to southcentral Kentucky and to producing, in Warren County, the finest sports cars in America,” said Bevin. “This benefits our entire state, both as a source of pride and as a tremendous contributor...

Gena Bigler: Rather than impose penny-ante fines, hold corporations truly accountable

General Motors’ response to the defective ignition switch was to take other keys off the key ring so it wouldn’t be heavy and “accidentally” turn off the car while driving. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   If it weren’t for accountability, we’d be in trouble for society is built on being held responsible for one’s actions.   We have a complex justice...