FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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


GOVERNOR AWARDS TRAINING GRANT TO LAUDERDALE COUNTY EMPLOYER
$10,766 TO MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS OF TENNESSEE IN RIPLEY

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $10,766 to Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee in Ripley, Tenn. The grant will provide training for 224 employees in lean manufacturing concepts, project management and project team leader excellence. 

“I am pleased these funds will be used for lean manufacturing training in Lauderdale 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 Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee in Lauderdale 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 Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee.

Senator Mark Norris also represents Lauderdale County.

 

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