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  The NIST Manufacturing Extension Program for Kentucky


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Your Partner for Success


Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) works with you to improve productivity, quality, and profitability that is necessary to develop growth for future sustainability.


AKA Completes Puzzle


Regardless of your need, AKA and the Alliance has the solution: creating efficient process improvements, employee training, and identifying then implementing growth opportunities. 





What is the missing puzzle piece that is stopping you from reaching your goals? AKA helps you identify the missing piece by working with you to implement change and allowing you to reach your full growth potential. 




Contact us today to learn how AKA can identify your missing "puzzle piece".


The Kentucky Manufacturer and Employee of the Year Awards!

Put in your votes for each of these by August 25, 2017. You do not need to be a KAM (Kentucky Association of Manufacturers) member to vote.

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Kentucky Veterans Hiring Programs:

Is our  company anticipating an influx of new employees this year?

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New Supplier Sourcing Opportunity

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What Impacts Have We Made?

This is where the rubber meets the road...

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National Impacts:

NIST MEPs 12 Month Impacts:

 “Tire Graphic Increased Sales by $9.3 Billion.

 “Tire Graphic Created over 86,000  Jobs 

 “Tire Graphic Cut Expenses by $1.5 Billion

 Kentucky Impacts: (Updated Quarterly)

 AKA 12 Month Impacts:

“Tire Graphic Increased Sales by $10.8 Million

“Tire Graphic Created over 1355 Jobs 

“Tire Graphic Cut Expenses by $12.1 Million

“Tire Graphic Total Dollar Impact on Kentucky Manufacturers $88.2 Million

 Other Notices:

Ford LogoAll External Production and Service Suppliers to Ford Motor Company

For letter from Ford with new requirement - Click here!


Trump's Proposed Skinny Budget Could Impact Manufacturers in KY and across the Nation

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Presidential Memorandum


New Federal Mandate

KAIA Notice

 Upcoming Workshops

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