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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 6, 2008
(615) 741-2257


GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO ANDERSON COUNTY EMPLOYER
$20,000 TO ADVANCED MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. IN OAK RIDGE

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $20,000 to Advanced Measurement Technology, Inc. in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The grant will pay for training in Lean Value Stream Mapping for 227 employees. 

“I am pleased these funds will be used for technical training in Anderson County,” said Governor Bredesen.  “These grants provide training employees need to remain competitive and help our state move forward with providing skilled workers and high paying jobs.”

“I am proud to award this grant money to help train workers in Anderson County,” said Commissioner Neeley.  “Since July 1, 2007, the Workforce Development Division has obligated $1.5 million to Tennessee companies in Incumbent Worker projects, training more than 5,000 workers.”

“I commend the Governor and Commissioner for helping Tennessee companies with training grants,” said Representative Jim Hackworth.  “The Incumbent Worker grants are an integral part of the Governor’s special emphasis on job development in our state.”

“The Incumbent Worker grants keep companies competitive and profitable,” said Senator Randy McNally.  “I applaud the Governor for awarding this grant to this Anderson County employer and helping to improve our economy.”

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency was instrumental in awarding the grant to Advanced Measurement Technology, Inc.


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