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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 11, 2008
(615) 741-2257


GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO CAMPBELL COUNTY EMPLOYER
$15,035 TO CLINCH RIVER CASTING IN CARYVILLE

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $15,035 to Clinch River Casting, Inc. in Caryville, Tenn. The grant will pay for training in casting defects analysis, gating and riser design, and induction metal casting for 10 employees.  Clinch River Casting projects the training will improve short- and long-term wage levels of employees and increase profitability.

“I am pleased these funds will be used for training in iron casting skills in Campbell 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 Campbell 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 Senator Tommy Kilby.  “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 Representative William Baird.  “I applaud the Governor for awarding this grant to this Campbell County employer and helping to improve our economy.”

The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency was instrumental in awarding the grant to Clinch River Casting, Inc.


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