Tax Incentives Bill For Auto Businesses Passes Senate Committee

A bill that would give tax incentives to Kentucky auto manufacturers and related businesses is a few steps away from becoming law. State Representative Larry Clark is the sponsor of House Bill 400. The bill would re-open a 2007 law that gave Ford Motor Company tax incentives. Those incentives encouraged a one billion dollar investment […]

Bill Would Expand Tax Incentives to Toyota, General Motors

A Louisville lawmaker is looking to enhance job creation in Kentucky’s auto industry by amending a law that’s already on the books. House Speaker Pro Temp Larry Clark has filed House Bill 400 to update the 2007 Kentucky Jobs Retention Act, which helped bring 3,000 jobs to Ford plants in Louisville. This year’s bill would […]

Yarmuth Applauds Ford, UAW Agreement

Responding to a new contract agreement between Ford Motor Company and Louisville’s local United Auto Workers, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., praised the automobile company and its employees for coming together. Union members in Illinois and Michigan rejected the agreement last week, which made it unclear if the ratification would be approved. But the local […]

Ford Contract Brings Big Plans For Louisville

The new tentative contract agreement reached between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers contains some major benefits for the automaker’s two Louisville plants. Under the agreement, Ford will add a third shift at the retooled Louisville Assembly Plant to produce a new vehicle. Officials say the move will create more than 1,000 […]

PHOTOS: Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant Rolls Out Navigators, Expeditions

Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators are rolling off the production lines attheKentucky Truck Plant on Chamberlain Lane.  The plant’s $200-million, four-month conversion is complete, and the two new vehicles are now added to the plant’s production of Super Duty trucks. Ford’s Vice President of North American Manufacturing, James Tetreault, says it’s a step forward amidst […]

Local Ford Workers Approve Concessions

Local members of the United Auto Workers Sunday narrowly approved concessions in their contract with Ford Motor Company. The two Louisville Ford plants employ about 5,600 people. The concessions were also approved nationally. The concessions include a pay freeze, loss of bonuses, suspension of the Jobs Bank program that pays laid-off workers and a reduction […]