GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO DYER COUNTY EMPLOYER
$43,390 TO HECKETHORN MANUFACTURING COMPANY
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $43,390 to Heckethorn Manufacturing Company in Dyersburg, Tenn. The grant will provide training for 30 employees in technical skills such as robotic welding, programmable logic controller and hydraulics. The company hopes to create 40 new positions in the near future as a result of this grant.
“I am pleased these funds will be used for technical skills training in Dyer 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 the workers of Heckethorn Manufacturing in Dyer 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 Craig Fitzhugh. “The Incumbent Worker grants are an integral part of the Governor’s special emphasis on job development in our state.”
The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board was instrumental in awarding the grant to Heckethorn Manufacturing Company.
Senator Mark Norris also represents Dyer County.
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