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KDA, KAM to hold fourth annual LAND forums; first two sessions to be digital versions due to pandemic

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles will lead eight forums across the Commonwealth to strengthen ties between agriculture and manufacturing. The first two forums will occur online in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The fourth annual series of LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development) forums will open June 18 and continue through Sept. 21. The forums are sponsored by the Kentucky...

KCTCS preparing students for the high-tech world of manufacturing (not your grandfather’s factory work)

In today’s world of work, manufacturing requires workers to be tech-savvy. This is no longer your grandfather’s dirty, dark and dangerous factory work. Today’s manufacturing facilities are bright, clean and high tech. You’re more likely to see employees using consoles to direct the work of robots, instead of doing back-breaking manual labor. The 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and...

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers announces 2019 Manufacturers of the Year, Employee of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) have announced the winners of its 19th Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Employee of the Year awards. The awards were presented at KAM’s Excellence in Manufacturing Summit in Lexington. The Manufacturer of the Year Awards were made possible by Brown-Forman, and the Employee of the Year Award was made possible by the Kentucky Community and Technical...

KAM opens 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey, encourages all Kentucky manufacturers to participate

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has announced the opening of its 2019 Wage and Benefits Survey. The survey, which was brought back in 2019 per the request of businesses and economic developers from across the state, will be a comprehensive report on the state of manufacturing employment in Kentucky. All manufacturers located in Kentucky are eligible to participate. Manufacturers with...

Quarles to lead forums to build relationships between agriculture and manufacturing in Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will lead seven forums across the Commonwealth to help Kentucky farmers and businesses find ways to strengthen ties between agriculture and manufacturing to increase income and create jobs. The third annual series of LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development) forums will open June 18 and continue through September. The forums are sponsored by...

KCTCS, Association of Manufacturers hold ‘Going Pro Signing Day’ for advanced manufacturing hires

Rookies in advanced manufacturing and the companies they’ll be working for participated in the first ever Kentucky Manufacturing Going Pro Signing Day. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) sponsored celebrations for new hires in advanced manufacturing at all 16 KCTCS colleges across the state. Signees are recent KCTCS graduates...

State to celebrate global demand for Kentucky-made products during Manufacturing month in October

As one of the nation’s most manufacturing-intense states, Kentucky throughout October will recognize Manufacturing Month, the 4,500 manufacturing facilities, their more than 256,000 full-time employees and the increasing global demand for the commonwealth’s goods. Global demand for Kentucky products this year increased by 4.3 percent through July – the most recent figures available – over the...