2017-12-07 / Community


GST Michigan Works! awards $7,500 to Brown Dairy

Brown Dairy Equipment Company Brown Dairy Equipment Company LANSING - GST Michigan Works! announces 33 businesses have been awarded more than $719,000 through Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund.

One of those employers is Robert Brown Dairy Equipment Company in Bad Axe, which received $7,500 for training their 37 employees in Huron County. The company provides 24/7 emergency service, scheduled maintenance, installations, dairy herd supplies and more.

The 33 employers located across Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Shiawassee, Sanilac and Tuscola counties have been awarded the grants through the Michigan Talent Investment Agency (TIA) Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) for short term, in-demand training. The purpose of the Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) is to enhance talent, productivity and improve employee retention while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan’s Workforce. Funding is available to employers across various industries and sizes. The businesses awarded range from the Agricultural to Automotive Industries.

Magna Electronics, located in Grand Blanc, was awarded $35,030. Magna Electronics employs over 600 residents in Genesee County. They are the sole manufacturer in the United States and North America for automotive rearview cameras.

H&H Tool in Lapeer was positively impacted by the STTF grant as well. H&H Tool was awarded more than $40,000 to assist in training. They are a tier-two automotive supplier of fluid connector blocks and employ 110 staff members.

GST Michigan Works! stated it is able to help a variety of businesses through STTF to train employees to continue the progress of workforce development in the region.

Shannon O’Connor, Human Resources Coordinator for Advanced Decorative Services, views GST Michigan Works! as an asset to their growth as a company.

“Our engagement with GST Michigan Works! has been a successful partnership through which we have built the team to help us move into next generation decorative plastics; all the while allowing us to continue our longheld philosophy of on-the-job skills growth and promotion from within,” O’Connor said.

For more information: www.gstmiworks.org/sttf.

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