▪ The March 2016 edition of Site Selection magazine named the Frankfort/Franklin County Micropolitan Statistical Area as the seventh top-performing small town community in the nation for new and expanding business projects in 2015. Frankfort/Franklin County also ranked as the top such community in Kentucky.
The magazine recognized Frankfort for seven new or expanding facilities in the area. The community earned its prestigious ranking among more than 600 micropolitan areas for seven expanding projects: Beam Suntory, IDT Tools Inc., Mitsui Kinzoku Catalysts America Inc., Nashville Wire Products, Roller Die & Forming Co. Inc., Custom Data Processing, and The Recon Group. Together, these seven projects represent a community investment of $7,671,019 and the addition of 170 jobs.
The article and more information about Site Selection’s national micropolitan rankings may be found under the link “Top Micropolitans of 2015” at Siteselection.com/issues/2016/mar/top-micropolitans.cfm.
▪ For the fifth consecutive year, NiSource Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas of Kentucky, has been designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. NiSource is the only company in this year’s gas utility category.
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According to Ethisphere, the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA and, in doing so, shape industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.
▪ Stockton Mortgage Corp. has been named by Kentucky Housing Corp. a top three KHC lender and recipient of the Mortgage Credit Certificate Award.
This is the fourth consecutive year Stockton Mortgage has been named a top-three KHC lender.
In addition to the company receiving two titles, six SMC mortgage bankers received Top Loan Officer Awards: Bev Leonhardt, Cindy Vaughn, Marty Spurlock, Miranda Marston, Sherrida Burrus and Terri Knott.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo