Manufacturing is gaining some additional attention in Kentucky. Recently Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray have undertaken a regional initiative to help improve the competitiveness of advanced manufacturing in both cities.

Member of the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors and President of Atlas Machine & Supply in Louisville, Rich Gimmel will be hosting Mayor Fischer next week to further discuss this initiative. Mr. Gimmel is hopefully that the local leaders are serious and is happy they are talking about manufacturing.

Read Mr. Gimmel’s comments to the Louisville-Courier Journal:

“As a manufacturer who depends on other manufactures as customers, and as a board member of the National Assn. of Manufacturers, I’m delighted that community leadership is once again putting manufacturers on their economic development radar screen.  For the past several years, most of the emphasis was on “corporate HQ’s” and service or medical jobs.”