Category Archives: Richmond Industrial News

The Future is Bright for Madison County’s Workforce As New Factories Are Planned to Open Up

More than 50 jobs could be coming to Richmond and Madison County soon, as new developments are made in the industrial parks off Duncannon. WBONtv spoke to executive director of industrial development for Richmond David Stipes, who explained what this will mean for the development of the county, jobs, and the win that this new […]

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‘Continuing a long-term commitment’: RIDC receives $2,000 grant

In efforts to “continue a long-term commitment to healthy communities for central Kentucky homeowners,” the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) presented a $2,000 check to the Richmond Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) Monday morning. The investment in Richmond’s Industrial Development Corporation supports activities directly related to job creation, expansion and retention in the area. According to […]

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New City of Richmond App released

The City of Richmond has launched a new app that can be used to access a great amount of local information about the city.  Download this app today and get connected with the City of Richmond! See the flyer for more information.  Search “City of Richmond KY” in the Apple App Store or the Android […]

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Appreciating Richmond Industry

The Richmond Industrial Development Corporation held a luncheon at the Madison County Extension Office to appreciate its industry and celebrate growth. Attendants heard from Richmond Mayor Robert Blythe, Madison County Schools Superintendent David Gilliam and Lee Lingo, the executive director of Kentucky Association of Manufacturing. Gilliam gave a presentation demonstrating two new technical schools to […]

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New industry comes to Richmond

The city of Richmond was excited to share with community members the welcoming of the newest manufacturing facility, TRB Lightweight Structures, which has the potential to create 40 to 50 new jobs. The announcement was made via Facebook, reading, “As a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho America, this 40,000 square foot facility will use modern […]

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‘Cornerstone of the local economy’ City receives updates on industry, projects

Printed from Richmond Register on Oct 17, 2019 by Taylor Six. Richmond Mayor Robert Blythe and Richmond Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) Director David Stipes celebrated the declaration of the National Manufacturing Month in Richmond this week with updates about industrial development in the city. The mayor read aloud the proclamation stating the document highlights the […]

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Asahi Forge Corporation breaks ground for a third time in Richmond!

RICHMOND REGISTER ARTICLE: MAY 30, 2019 BY KATITLYN BROOKS Despite the dreary weather on Thursday morning, there was plenty to be happy about as the Asahi Forge Corporation broke ground on their third plant in Richmond. Gathered under a tent across the street from Asahi Bluegrass Forge plant, some of Richmond’s prominent gathered, such as […]

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Water Line Extension Project Underway in the Richmond Industrial Park

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Construction is underway on a water line extension project in the Richmond Industrial Park South III off Duncannon Lane in Richmond. David Stipes, Director of the Richmond Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) for the City reports that the project will result in approximately 3300 feet of 12-inch water line being installed. This phase of water line […]

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Gaining the skills: Madison County Area Technology Center offers different path for students

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Student practices tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding at the Madison County Area Technology Center. Crystal Wylie Register News Writer The Madison County Area Technology Center, located on Madison Central High School’s campus, serves as one of 53 centers in the state providing opportunities in programs of health sciences, automotive technology, business education and office systems, […]

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RAP-T adds production line and Toyota as customer

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Officials from the city of Richmond and Toyota join Richmond Auto Parks Technology executives in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its opening of a new production line that will supply gears for Toyota transmissions. From left are: Jason White, RAP-T manufacturing manager; Kazuyuki Watanabe, RAP-T president; Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes; Leah Curry, president of Toyota […]

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