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Carroll County Receives Work Ready Community in Progress Designation


On May 14, 2015, the Kentucky Work Force Investment board awarded Carroll County the Work Ready Community In Progress designation for our efforts in address the work force needs in Carroll County.

Kentucky’s Work Ready Community program has the most rigorous certification program in the nation to allow communities to demonstrate their workforce quality. This is an opportunity to differentiate our county and help Carroll County compete to attract jobs now and in the future.

The criteria include high school graduation rates, National Career Readiness Certificate holders, community commitment, educational attainment, soft skills development and Internet availability.

For more information on the Work Ready Communities program visit: workready.ky.gov


North American Stainless to Make $150 Million Expansion of Ghent Facility

A major expansion is in the works in Carroll County. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that North American Stainless (NAS) plans to invest $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent.

The expansion, which is the company’s 11th since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990, will include the addition of 36 new jobs. The company also is celebrating its 25th year of operating in the Commonwealth.

“North American Stainless and its parent company Acerinox S.A., continue to invest in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued confidence that we are the ideal place for their operation to succeed. I want to thank NAS for growing in Kentucky and creating dozens of new jobs.”
NAS plans to add a bright annealing line and a cold rolling mill. The bright annealing line will process material from the rolling mill after degreasing the surface of the strip and heat treating it in a controlled atmosphere, giving the material a bright finish. The line includes skin pass and tension leveling to provide additional surface quality and flatness before completing with side trimming to customer specifications.

Source: Thinkkentucky.com


Community “Over the Top!” in reaching $4 million goal for JCTC Carrollton Campus!

The BuildSmart Regional Campaign Steering Committee met its goal of raising more than $4 million for the construction of a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.