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Governor Awards $50k Grant to Wellesley Company

The Wellesley business' $50,400 grant is part of a $6.8 million Workforce Training Fund Grant package given to 87 Mass. companies.

 

87 businesses from 66 towns across Mass. are getting a little extra money to put toward developing their staff, thanks to the Governor.

Governor Deval Patrick's office announced today a $6.8 million package of grants to put toward workplace training. One of those grants is coming to Wellesley. 

A company called REZ-1, formerly known as Tie Solutions got an award of $50,400. This will train 66 employees and is expected to create 5 additional jobs a result of training.

"We are focused on addressing the skills gap issue in the Commonwealth so that workers can compete in today’s ever-changing jobs market,” said Governor Deval Patrick in the release. "The Workforce Training Fund focuses on the needs of both our businesses and workers, as Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in economic recovery.”

Below is the full press release from the Governor's Office:

PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION AWARDS OVER $6.8 MILLION IN WORKFORCE TRAINING FUND GRANTS

Employees at 87 Companies Benefit from Grant-Funded Skills Training

BOSTON – Thursday, January 3, 2013 – The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced $6,846,496 in Workforce Training Fund grants to 87 Massachusetts companies. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create 682 new jobs and train over 6,300 workers.

"We are focused on addressing the skills gap issue in the Commonwealth so that workers can compete in today’s ever-changing jobs market,” said Governor Deval Patrick. "The Workforce Training Fund focuses on the needs of both our businesses and workers, as Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in economic recovery.”

“The Workforce Training Fund continues to provide Massachusetts companies with the right resources to train employees and build a stronger and more effective workforce,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray. “The program is another tool in the toolbox for businesses, and we look forward to seeing this funding support new jobs, increased work capacity, and business growth in regions across the Commonwealth.”

“It’s great to see the Workforce Training Fund programs back in full operation, with assured funding,” said Richard C. Lord, President and CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. “Employers of all sizes across the state are seeking improved productivity, and these grant programs are proven resources for advancing workforce skills.”

The companies are located in 66 cities and towns across the Commonwealth and training will be provided to employees in a range of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, engineering and hospitality. 

“We are committed to providing training to new and incumbent workers so that businesses will have the skilled workforce they need to thrive in the Massachusetts economy and employees develop the skill sets and expertise that leads to sustainable jobs,” said Joanne F. Goldstein, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. “We continue to partner with Massachusetts employers so they can access the Workforce Training Fund which provides them with the resources to run training programs that ensure the viability and growth of businesses in the Commonwealth and a workforce that is top notch.”

The fiscal year 2012 budget established the Workforce Training Fund as a trust fund, allowing for collection and disbursement of funds as needed by businesses, rather than on an annual appropriation cycle.

“Businesses are welcome to contact us about grant workshops held across the Commonwealth to help educate businesses about this excellent resource,” said Nancy Snyder, President and CEO of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development's Commonwealth Corporation. "We are delighted to see consortiums applying for grants together to fill needs that help a variety of workers.”

The following is a complete list of Workforce Training Fund General Program Grant Recipients (listed by city/town):

ACTON

JR HIGGINS ASSOCIATES LLC, $19,600 awarded, 20 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

ATHOL

ATHOL SAVINGS BANK, $51,535 awarded, 86 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

ATTLEBORO

UMICORE TECHNICAL MATERIALS NORTH AMERICA, INC., $77,000 awarded, 50 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

AUBURN

IMPERIAL DISTRIBUTIONS, INC., $183,000 awarded, 125 employees to be trained, 12 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

AVON

ACCUROUNDS, INC., $71,008 awarded, 57 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

AYER

CAMBROOKE FOODS, INC., $64,400 awarded, 45 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BELCHERTOWN

ARROW MACHINE, LLC, $21,600 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 1additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

BILLERICA

ITT Cleveland Motion Controls., $99,610 awarded, 35 employees to be trained, 4 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BOSTON

ARTAIC, LLC., $82,000 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 4 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BOSTON TECHNOLOGIES, INC., $63,980 awarded, 62 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs to be created as a result of training.

EASCARE AMBULANCE SERVICE, LLC, $54,180 awarded, 45 employees to be trained, 45 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY COUNCIL, on behalf of a consortium of medical device manufacturers, $118,802 awarded, 189 employees to be trained, 23 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MCCOURT CONSTRUCTION, $91,978 awarded, 130 employees to be trained, no additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MERIDAMERIDIAN, LLC, $62,000 awarded, 50 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BRAINTREE

THE PHIA GROUP, LLC, $152,813 awarded, 79 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BREWSTER

OCEAN EDGE RESORT AND GOLF CLUB, $139,016 awarded, 313 employees to be trained, 25 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

BURLINGTON

DYNAMET TECHNOLOGY, INC., $22,000 awarded 10 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

CAMBRIDGE

E INK CORP., $193,085 awarded, 302 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

CHELSEA

OPPED, INC. (DBA: STOP & COMPARE SUPERMARKETS), $89,548 awarded, 64 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

CLINTON

NYPRO, INC., $150,060 awarded, 134 employees to be trained, 18 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

DALTON

SINICON PLASTICS INC., $29,450 awarded, 20 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

DANVERS

XTECHNOLOGY GLOBAL LLC, $17,600 awarded, 16 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

DUXBURY

VERC ENTERPRISES, $42,659 awarded, 178 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

FAIRHAVEN

NYE LUBRICANTS INC., $145,200 awarded, 128 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

FOXBORO

ACCUTECH PACKAGING, INC., $102,220 awarded, 42 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs expected to be created as a result of training.

GLOUCESTER

G.A.P. PROMOTIONS LLC, $35,200 awarded, 16 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

GREAT BARRINGTON

IREDALE MINERAL COSMETICS LTD, $228,400 awarded, 79 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

GREENFIELD

FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE, $47,600 awarded, 75 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

GREENFIELD SAVINGS BANK MHC, $ 125,175 awarded, 73 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

HARVARD

MAUGEL ARCHITECTS, INC., $73,700 awarded, 18 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

HINGHAM

VACUUM TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES, INC., $48,760 awarded, 72 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

HOLYOKE

JAMES J. DOWD AND SONS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC., $49,980 awarded, 41 employees to be trained, no additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

HUDSON

BOYD COATINGS RESEARCH, $128,850 awarded, 90 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

FOURSTAR CONNECTIONS INC., $71,930 awarded, 21 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NIAGARATHERMAL PRODUCTS, LLC. (DBA J. KITTREDGE), $25,800 awarded, 49 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

LEOMINSTER

LEOMINSTER CREDIT UNION, $37,500 awarded, 20 employees to be trained, 14 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

US PACK INC., $68,800 awarded, 53 employees to be trained, 20 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

LITTLETON

ARLOWE CORPORATION (DBA: ETM MANUFACTURING), $32,700, 17 employees to be trained, 4 new jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MALDEN

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (DBA: ICT), $76,100 awarded, 26 employees to be trained, 7 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MANSFIELD

OD TOOL AND CUTTER INC., $63,077 awarded, 20 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NATIONAL LUMBER, $79,250 awarded, 79 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

MILFORD

PHOTO-FABRICATION ENGINEERING, INC., $65,800 awarded, 50 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NEEDHAM

ENSERVIO, INC., $77,754 awarded, 209 employees to be trained, 40 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SUD-CHEMIE INC., $36,750 awarded, 26 employees to be trained, 4 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NEW BEDFORD

GREATER NEW BEDFORD WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD #1, on behalf of a consortium of New Bedford manufacturing companies, $246,356 awarded, 72 employees to be trained, 13 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

GREATER NEW BEDFORD WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD #2, on behalf of a consortium of New Bedford manufacturing companies, $249,172 awarded, 74 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NEWBURYPORT

BIXBY INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, $86,400 awarded, 56 employees to be trained, 4 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

CRYSTAL ENGINEERING CO., INC., $50,000 awarded, 25 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NEWTON

COMMODORE BUILDERS, $74,640 awarded, 76 employees to be trained, 4 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NORTH BROOKFIELD

NORTH BROOKFIELD SAVINGS BANK, $39,200 awarded, 54 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

NORTHBOROUGH

TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTIONS, USA INC, $57,100 awarded, 101 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

NORWOOD

BIRD INCORPORATED (DBA: CertainTeed Corp), $115,150 awarded, 90 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

OXFORD

FABRICO, $182,400 awarded, 177 employees to be trained, 20 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

PEMBROKE

DUROMAR, INC., $28,325 awarded, 10 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

PITTSFIELD

GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, $154,720 awarded, 254 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

QUINCY

CEREBRAL PALSY OF MASSACHUSETTS, $80,240 awarded, 130 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

J. CALNAN & ASSOCIATES, INC., $74,640 awarded, 75 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

RANDOLPH

RANDOLPH ENGINEERING, $32,640 awarded, 48 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

RAYNHAM

BRIDGEWATER SAVINGS BANK, $74,640 awarded, 100 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SALEM

NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, $21,600 awarded, no additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SAUGUS

IONSENSE, INC., $16,800 awarded, 8 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SHEFFIELD

PRECISION AUTOCRAFT INC., $34,000 awarded, 16 employees to be trained, no additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SOUTH HADLEY

KNIGHT MACHINE AND TOOL, CO., $27,600 awarded, 19 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

SOUTHAMPTON

AIRCRAFT COMPONENT DESIGN, INC., $21,600 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

SOUTH WEYMOUTH

SOUTH SHORE SAVINGS BANK, $68,659 awarded, 117 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

SPRINGFIELD

NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, $29,820 awarded, 40 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

STURBRIDGE

OPTIM LLC, $153,500 awarded, 47 employees to be trained, 20 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

THREE RIVERS

MUSTANG MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS LLC, $45,600 awarded, 29 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

TYNGSBORO

METAL PROCESSING CO, INC., $14,250 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WALTHAM

BOSTON BIOMEDICAL CONSULTANTS, INC., $14,700 awarded, 25 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

THE CADMUS GROUP, INC., $37,984 awarded, 14 employees to be trained, 3 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WEBSTER

THE COMMERCE INSURANCE COMPANY, $248,700 awarded, 565 employees to be trained, 75 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WELLESLEY

REZ-1 (formerly Tie Solutions), $50,400 awarded, 66 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WEST BRIDGEWATER

M C S ACQUISITION LLC, $53,500 awarded, 57 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WESTFIELD

ACRALUBE, INC., $22,528 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

WGI, INC. (DBA WESTFIELD GAGE CO.), $78,625 awarded, 121 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WESTMINSTER

RANOR, INC., $73,692 awarded, 140 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

ENGINEERED TOOLING CORPORATION, $18,000 awarded, 6 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WESTWOOD

STATSPIN, INC. (DBA IRIS SAMPLE PROCESSING), $57,600 awarded, 44 employees to be trained, 6 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WEYMOUTH

GALE ASSOCIATES INC., $42,750 awarded, 46 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WILMINGTON

JANIS RESEARCH COMPANY, INC., $131,470 awarded, 77 employees to be trained, 1 additional job is expected to be created as a result of training.

UNITED TOOL & DIE CO., INC, $48,290 awarded, 16 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WARNER BABCOCK INSTITUTE FOR GREEN CHEMISTRY, LLC, $63,225 awarded, 33 employees to be trained, 5 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WINCHESTER

MC ASSEMBLY, $70,350 awarded, 66 employees to be trained, 10 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WOBURN

BOSTON CENTERLESS, INC., $65,400 awarded, 52 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

WORCESTER

BAY STATE SAVINGS BANK., $49,760 awarded, 75 employees to be trained, 2 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

CURTIS INDUSTRIES, $103,350 awarded, 82 employees to be trained, 8 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

F. CARRIER CO., INC., $21,600 awarded, 7 employees to be trained, 1 additional job are expected to be created as a result of training.

SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, $203,500 awarded, 156 employees to be trained, 15 additional jobs are expected to be created as a result of training.

 

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