Quality Construction joins SAS Global
SAS Global Inc., an international antimicrobial company headquartered in Central New Jersey, announced that Quality Construction Company, headquartered in Nicholasville — a top-quality construction and remodeling organization — joined SAS Global as a strategic partner.
“SAS Global is proud to be partnered with Quality Construction Company and especially David Banks, Quality Construction’s owner,” Ginger Sanders, SAS vice president of sales and marketing said. “SAS Global is committed to minimizing and controlling the growth of harmful bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses. Quality Construction can now provide its customers with SAS Shield technology, proven to reduce microbial growth on all surfaces and fabrics, and prolong the life of products and facilities, with only one application. SAS GLobal’s alliance with Quality Construction Company debuts our Authorized Contractor Initiative in Kentucky.”
RJ Corman announces new VP of strategic sales and marketing
R. J. Corman Railroad Group is pleased to announce that Nathan Henderson has been promoted to vice president of strategic sales and marketing. Henderson is responsible for the strategic planning and management of the sales staff for all R. J. Corman companies. Prior to Henderson’s promotion, he was the vice president of the material-sales company as well as in charge of the aircraft-maintenance company. Henderson will continue to lead those two companies along with his new role.
Henderson joined R. J. Corman Railroad Group in 2011. Prior to joining R. J. Corman, Henderson worked for CSX Transportation. His positions at CSX Transportation ranged from conductor to his final position as a division manager in the transportation department.
Cardinal Office Systems combines with Office Resources, Inc.
Louisville-based Office Resources, Inc. (ORI), an authorized Platinum Steelcase Dealer, and Cardinal Office Systems with offices in Lexington/Nicholasville, Frankfort and Bowling Green, also a Steelcase dealer, announced that they have combined to create a statewide enterprise supporting workplace needs that will offer a broadened portfolio of products and services and geographic coverage in Kentucky. ORI has purchased substantially all of Cardinal’s assets. The merger was effective Sept. 4.
By leveraging ORI’s and Cardinal Office Systems combined resources and capabilities, the merger will provide clients with expanded architectural systems, technology solutions, as well as the most comprehensive offering of contract furniture and services available in Kentucky.
“I am confident that our clients will benefit from this strategic change as we intensify and expand the products and services offered and modernize our order management process and infrastructure,” said Jim Gray, president of Cardinal Office Systems.
Jim plans to continue with ORI, as do other members of the Cardinal Leadership Team. Jim will be a member of the ORI Leadership Team, will support key strategic accounts and will lead the sales and marketing team at the Bowling Green location.
Jobless rates down in 97 counties
Unemployment rates fell in 97 Kentucky counties between July 2011 and July 2012, while 18 county rates increased and five stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.9 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Franklin counties, 6.6 percent each; Oldham and Union counties, 6.7 percent each; Scott and Shelby counties, 6.8 percent each; Hancock County, 6.9 percent; and Daviess, Jessamine, Madison and Owen counties, 7.1 percent each.
Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate — 16.7 percent. It was followed by Futon County, 15.4 percent; Harlan County, 14.6 percent; Jackson County, 14.4 percent; Leslie County, 14.3 percent; Bell County, 13.9 percent; Wolfe County, 13.7 percent; McCreary County, 13.6 percent; Letcher County, 13.5 percent; and Knott County, 13.3 percent.
Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The statistics in this news release are not seasonally adjusted to allow for comparisons between United States, state and county figures.