Briefs: BOSCH holds walk-in interviews, MACKEY named to Inc. list, Quarles hails end of bourbon tariffs

BOSCH organizes walk-in interviews

The Robert BOSCH team organizes walk-in interviews every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert BOSCH factory in Florence.

Hiring event details

Every Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Robert Bosch Automotive Steering, LLC.​
15 Spiral Training​
Florence, Kentucky 41042

Robert BOSCH is actively recruiting assembly operators, maintenance technicians and manufacturing technicians.

Assembly operators will receive a sign-up bonus of up to $4,000, depending on the shift. There are openings for all shifts. This position also offers a solid benefits package, including health benefits, paid time off, and more.

MACKEY Named to Inc. Magazine List

Inc. magazine named Bellevue MACKEY Company 89th on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Born out of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies in the most dynamic segment of the Southeast region’s economy – its small independent businesses.

“It’s such an honor to be included in this prestigious list of the fastest growing companies in the Southeast,” said Mackey McNeill, CEO and Founder of MACKEY. “I am proud of our team and their commitment to helping our clients achieve their financial goals. It takes a great team and customers to earn this recognition.

The companies on this list are showing a remarkable growth rate across all industries in the Southeast region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 173 private companies recorded an average growth rate of 147% and, in 2020 alone, they added 27,794 jobs and nearly $4.9 billion to the economy of the region. South East.

Complete Inc. 5000 Regionals Southeast results, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area and other criteria, are available at

“This year, the regional winners from Inc. 5000 represents one of the most outstanding and exciting lists of growth companies off the US charts. They are disruptors and job creators, and all have had an outsized impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor of Inc.

Quarles applauds lifting of bourbon tariffs

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles applauds the agreement reached this week between the United States and the United Kingdom which ends a 25% retaliatory duty on Kentucky bourbon and American whisky.

The tariffs were among those imposed in 2018 on certain American products by the European Union (EU) in response to the United States’ imposition of a 25% tariff on steel and aluminum from of the EU. An agreement to lift the tariffs was reached in October 2021 between the EU and the United States. However, the UK and US only finalized agreements to end the tariffs this week. Rates are scheduled to end on June 1.

Bourbon’s impact on the industry:

• Kentucky is home to 95% of the global bourbon industry. Responsible for $9 billion in annual economic output, Kentucky’s bourbon industry creates approximately 22,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $1.23 billion.

• More than 75% corn used by members of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association comes from Kentucky farms.

• Before tariffs Kentucky bourbon exports increased 98% between 2010 and 2017.

• Tariffs imposed on US spirits have lowered exports Kentucky Bourbon by 35% in 2020, with shipments to the European Union dropping nearly 50%, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.

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