Awards For Business

Aisin Light Metals, London, and International Crankshaft, Georgetown, have received 2009 Quality Awards from Toyota. Aisin provides bumper reinforcements. International Crankshaft provides forged crankshafts.

Community Ventures Corp. has received Kentucky’s 2009 SBA Lender of the Year award. In 2009, CVC provided 12 percent of the nation’s microloans (loans up to $35,000). In addition, CVC’s Emmanuel Smith, director of business development, has received Kentucky’s All-Star Lender Award. Community Ventures is based in Lexington with regional offices in Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Frankfort, Henderson, Louisville and Paris. Additional information can be found at

Engineering Consulting Services of Lexington is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Cos. 44th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for its Portal 31 Exhibition Mine in Lynch. The project is among 163 engineering projects nationwide that are being recognized by ACEC as preeminent engineering achievements for 2009.

Kentucky Eagle ’s new distribution facility at 2440 Innovation Drive is the first Anheuser-Busch beer distribution facility in the United States to be awarded LEED certification. LEED, a trademark of the U.S Green Building Council, is the nation’s preeminent green building certification program. As a result of sustainable design, the 188,024-square-foot facility will use 42.3 percent less water and 19 percent less energy. The facility was built using 22.5 percent recycled materials and 35.2 percent regionally manufactured materials. More than 83 percent of the project’s construction waste was recycled. Lexington-based Gray Construction designed and built the facility.

Travis Musgrave, a Merrill Lynch financial adviser in Lexington, has been recognized as one of the top advisers in Kentucky by Barron’s on the list of America’s Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State. Advisers included in the ranking must have a minimum of seven years financial services experience and at least one year at their current firm. In total, 317 Merrill Lynch financial advisers are included on the list, the most of any firm in the ranking.