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Feedback: Manor Abbey operations, plans for growth

New Adair company was recruited to Adair County by Mark Karnes

To the editor, CM

Just a note on the report at the April 10th fiscal court meeting about our company.

Manor Abbey is a Kentucky LLC which is owned by Cory Devine who is from Canada and James Skidmore who is from England.


Manor Abbey imports hand painted reproduction oil paintings, pre-made frames and frame moldings from studios in China which are owned by Mr. Devine and Mr. Skidmore. Paintings are stretched and framed and then shipped to retailers all over North America.

We are also doing customer service for the on-line retail business, Oceanbridge.com, which is also owned by Mr. Devine and Mr. Skidmore.

Libby and I do want to thank Mark Karnes for making his facility available to us during our efforts to bring Manor Abbey to Columbia.

Manor Abbey has two full time, two part time employees and definite plans to grow. We are excited that along with Manor Abbey's growth we will soon be able to provide many more jobs for residents of Adair County and the surrounding area.

Customer Relations,
Libby Fudge

Operations Manager,
Billy Fudge
Click Here to read comprehensive story on the major April 10, 2007, Adair Fiscal Court Meeting, which includes a report from Martin Jones, industrial recruiting consultant for CACIDA. Jones reported the activity of Manor Abbey, but gave full credit to Mark Karnes recruiting the company to Adair County. CACIDA claimed no credit nor was it due any.


This story was posted on 2007-04-11 21:00:25
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Manor Abbey Art: B.J. Fudge and round the world art



2007-04-11 - Green River Commerce Park - Photo By Ed Waggener.
Manor Abbey, LLC, is an American firm, owned by a Canadian and an Englishman, who import paintings from China ti Columbia, Adair County, KY, USA,, where Billy Joe and Libby Fudge manage an operation which frames the art, packages it, and ships to retail and wholesale firms around the world. The company was recruited to Columbia by the buildings owner, Mark Karnes. Billy Joe Fudge displays one of oils after it has been mounted on frames produced at the plant in Green River Commerce Park. The Karnes Building is the only one in Green River Commerce Park at this time.

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