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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 31, 2006
(615) 741-2257
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GOVERNOR AWARDS OBION COUNTY COMPANY JOB TRAINING GRANT
LENNOX HEARTH PRODUCTS AWARDED $49,996

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $49,996 to Lennox Hearth Products. The Incumbent Worker Training Grants help Tennessee companies avoid downsizing and keep jobs in the state. Close to $2 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants was awarded in 2005 benefiting almost 10,000 Tennessee workers.

“The Incumbent Worker Training Grants are essential to help Tennessee’s workers look to the future with job growth and stability,” said Governor Bredesen. “This grant will help keep Lennox Hearth Products competitive and increase the skills of their talented employees.”

"The Incumbent Worker Training Program provides grant funding for customized training for existing businesses," said Commissioner Neeley. "I am proud to award this grant money to keep area workers on the job."

“I commend Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley for awarding the Incumbent Worker grant to Lennox Hearth Products,” said Senator Roy Herron. “This will help keep Obion County workers employed and help improve our economy.”

“The Incumbent Worker grants are a wonderful tool for companies to train their workers in the latest technology and production skills,” said Representative Phillip Pinion.

Dyersburg State Community College played a key role in awarding the grant to Lennox Hearth Products.

 

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