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TTAI expands; 100 new jobs added

Category : News | Published : Fri Jan 27 2017 | Read : 344

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 : 396

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 : 494

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 : 549

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 : 512

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 : 466

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 : 598

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 : 755

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 : 647

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 : 832

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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