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Press Release $14.3M in Grants Awarded to Massachusetts Businesses

More than 8,600 Workers to be Trained and Over 1,100 New Jobs to be Created
For immediate release:
2/03/2021
  • Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Media Contact for $14.3M in Grants Awarded to Massachusetts Businesses

Charles Pearce, Director of Communications, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Boston, MAToday the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $14.3 million in Workforce Training Fund Program grants awarded to train 8,633 employees from 134 Massachusetts employers. Grant recipients expect to add 1,172 additional jobs by 2023 as a result of these grants.

The Workforce Training Fund is a program of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and is administered by Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-public state agency that fosters partnerships between industry, education, and workforce organizations. Since the beginning of the Baker-Polito Administration, the Workforce Training Fund has awarded more than $110 million to train more than 87,000 workers from over 2,500 Massachusetts businesses.

 

For more information about all available funding from the Workforce Training Fund Program, please visit workforcetrainingfund.org.

A wide variety of companies received funding. Grant recipients range from large multinational firms such as IBM, who received $245,237 to train 518 Massachusetts workers in hybrid cloud technology, to small firms such as Volo-Aero MRO Inc. of East Longmeadow who is training their entire workforce of nine employees in the latest international quality standards for aerospace markets. Volo-Aero MRO is a privately-owned FAA and EASA certified overhaul and repair facility for military and civilian aircraft.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Commonwealth. They are facing immense challenges to their survival and need all the help they can get.” said Governor Charlie Baker. He continued, “It’s critical that the Commonwealth supports these companies and their workers in every way possible. More than half of the grants we’re announcing today went to small businesses.”

“Now is a great time to apply for a grant. Each month we plan to award over $1 million in new grants” said Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito. “As the Commonwealth continues to rebound from the impact of the pandemic, employers should make use of this critical resource for recovery.” She continued “visit our website to learn more about available grants and to sign-up for a virtual info session.”

The grants announced today were awarded via the Workforce Training Fund’s General Program. In addition to the General Program grants, the Workforce Training Fund also offers Express Program grants that subsidizes up to 50% of the cost for pre-qualified courses chosen from a directory of registered courses. Lastly, their Small Business Direct Access Program is also available to businesses with 100 or fewer employees in Massachusetts. The Small Business Direct Access Program subsidizes 100% of the cost for pre-approved courses in highest demand.

“This grant will enable Volo-Aero MRO to improve our quality management certifications to meet customer demand and allow us to continue to grow.” Said Volo-Aero MRO President, Andrew Walmsley. “Without this support, we would be unable to undertake this important program, the successful completion of which would ensure our continued success in Massachusetts.”

 

The following is a complete list of the grants announced today (listed by community):

Acton

FluidForm was awarded $174,200 to train 7 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Agawam

Parts Tool & Die was awarded $100,234 to train 36 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Andover

MKS Instruments was awarded $170,800 to train 348 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Smith & Nephew was awarded $197,599 to train 67 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Attleboro

Abbott-Action was awarded $108,200 to train 50 workers; 18 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Comtran was awarded $227,000 to train 61 workers by 2023.

Robbins Children's Programs was awarded $93,768 to train 38 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Sodexo was awarded $57,500 to train 15 workers by 2023.

Auburn

MassMEP was awarded $26,600 to train 14 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Adhesive Applications Inc. of Easthampton, Alpha Rho Inc. of Fitchburg, Columbia Manufacturing of Westfield, McGill Hose & Coupling Inc. of East Longmeadow, Precise Turning and Manufacturing Company of Agawam, and Instrument Technologies Inc. of Westfield.

MassMEP was awarded $11,400 to train 10 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Mide Technology Corp. of Woburn, Silverside Detectors of Cambridge, and Vibram of North Brookfield.

Ayer

Nasoya Foods USA was awarded $56,000 to train 20 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Bedford

Anika Therapeutics was awarded $249,115 to train 43 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Beverly

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division was awarded $128,100 to train 34 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Microline Surgical was awarded $16,800 to train 15 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Billerica

Belmont Medical Technologies was awarded $221,915 to train 136 workers; 30 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Nuvera was awarded $243,600 to train 150 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

SI2 Technologies was awarded $81,480 to train 28 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Boston

Corinthian Events was awarded $46,900 to train 13 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Dyer Brown & Associates was awarded $89,600 to train 51 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Fusion Design Consultants was awarded $60,200 to train 18 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

GI Dynamics was awarded $64,840 to train 12 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

John Nagle Co. was awarded $189,640 to train 104 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

LeMessurier Consultants was awarded $182,080 to train 43 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

National Quality Review was awarded $107,516 to train 37 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023.

Raphael and Raphael was awarded $189,800 to train 26 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

TotalOffice Interiors was awarded $74,200 to train 13 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

TRIA Architects, Inc. was awarded $228,100 to train 50 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Tsoi Kobus & Associates was awarded $38,080 to train 14 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Wilson Butler Architects was awarded $56,700 to train 44 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Boxborough

Sterling Construction was awarded $29,832 to train 13 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Bridgewater

A&A Metro Transportation was awarded $182,000 to train 170 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Brockton

HarborOne Bank was awarded $106,400 to train 90 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Cambridge

Cambridge Trust Company was awarded $100,100 to train 260 workers by 2023.

Kytopen Corporation was awarded $65,800 to train 8 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Moderna Therapeutics was awarded $248,200 to train 524 workers; 150 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Synlogic was awarded $236,950 to train 66 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Canton

AmericanBio was awarded $99,460 to train 35 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

UNICOM Engineering was awarded $212,895 to train 65 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Chelmsford

By Appointment Only (BAO) was awarded $224,000 to train 119 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Triton Systems was awarded $127,200 to train 98 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

ZOLL Medical Corporation was awarded $103,600 to train 83 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Danvers

Friend Box Company was awarded $50,960 to train 10 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Devens

Bio-Techne was awarded $191,095 to train 85 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

East Longmeadow

Volo-Aero MRO Inc. was awarded $49,430 to train 9 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023.

Essex

Collins Manufacturing was awarded $69,850 to train 9 workers by 2023.

Fairhaven

Nye Lubricants was awarded $151,200 to train 49 workers; 9 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Gloucester

Gorton's was awarded $82,000 to train 112 workers by 2023.

Halifax

The Magical Years was awarded $74,719 to train 49 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Haverhill

Newcastle Systems was awarded $78,300 to train 19 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Hopkinton

Tri-Star Design was awarded $50,400 to train 5 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Hudson

Rail Trail Flatbread Company was awarded $42,845 to train 17 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Hyannis

SencorpWhite was awarded $245,400 to train 158 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Ipswich

Advanced Precision Engineering was awarded $149,840 to train 43 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Lakeville

Dennison Lubricants was awarded $159,200 to train 54 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Lawrence

Nexcelom Bioscience was awarded $247,800 to train 67 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Leominster

F&M Tool and Die was awarded $48,400 to train 15 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Leominster Credit Union was awarded $65,550 to train 60 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

United Solutions was awarded $149,700 to train 64 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

US Pack, Inc. was awarded $148,400 to train 24 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which also includes Hi-Gear Products Inc. of Fitchburg.

Lexington

Hyalex Orthopaedics was awarded $56,000 to train 15 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships was awarded $18,550 to train 20 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Littleton

IBM was awarded $245,237 to train 518 workers by 2023.

Lowell

Lowell Oral Surgery Associates was awarded $10,900 to train 43 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

MA-COM Technology Solutions was awarded $120,750 to train 226 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Marion

South Coast Improvement Company was awarded $53,400 to train 35 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Marlborough

K&M Engineering was awarded $19,831 to train 5 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

The Davis Companies was awarded $158,180 to train 48 workers; 19 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Milford

Waters Corporation was awarded $249,200 to train 105 workers; 35 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Monson

Monson Savings Bank was awarded $44,700 to train 86 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

New Bedford

NORPEL was awarded $20,800 to train 24 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Newton

Elaine Construction Company was awarded $159,065 to train 63 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Examity was awarded $200,256 to train 97 workers; 31 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

H.C. Starck Inc was awarded $40,800 to train 9 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Life Image was awarded $149,500 to train 47 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

North Andover

Gefran North America was awarded $75,000 to train 21 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Northampton

Marketing Doctor was awarded $53,040 to train 17 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Norwell

ConsumerMedical was awarded $212,731 to train 175 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Norwood

Elastomeric Solutions Division was awarded $20,000 to train 5 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023.

Gaston Electrical Company was awarded $245,640 to train 82 workers; 30 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Peabody

Analogic Corporation was awarded $218,350 to train 135 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Bertolino Foods Inc. was awarded $156,000 to train 84 workers; 24 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Eagle Bank was awarded $114,800 to train 72 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Stahl USA was awarded $36,400 to train 12 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Plymouth

Pilgrim Innovative Plastics was awarded $15,738 to train 16 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Vacmotion was awarded $32,400 to train 8 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023.

Quincy

Dellbrook JKS was awarded $83,142 to train 144 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Revere

Rodeway Inn was awarded $63,677 to train 22 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Rockland

BCS366 was awarded $139,120 to train 56 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Salem

Gillian's Foods was awarded $122,200 to train 25 workers; 18 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Shirley

Little Leaf Farms was awarded $147,600 to train 76 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Somervile

Built Environment Plus was awarded $198,205 to train 253 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes Arup USA Inc. of Boston, and Gensler of Boston.

Built Environment Plus was awarded $180,075 to train 124 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which includes HMFH Architects of Cambridge, and PCA of Cambridge.

Bow Market Entertainment was awarded $20,000 to train 21 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Solchroma Technologies was awarded $72,005 to train 9 workers; 9 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

South Easton

North Easton Savings Bank was awarded $231,000 to train 221 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Pop Tops Sportwear was awarded $75,200 to train 22 workers; 8 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

South Hadley

Knight Machine and Tool Company was awarded $92,755 to train 32 workers; 1 additional job is expected by 2023.

Southbridge

Savers Bank was awarded $31,838 to train 59 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Southwick

Comark Communications was awarded $136,040 to train 41 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Whalley Precision was awarded $93,300 to train 26 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Spencer

FLEXcon Company was awarded $19,500 to train 105 workers; 6 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Springfield

Dakin Humane Society was awarded $43,200 to train 25 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Freedom Credit Union was awarded $58,800 to train 29 workers by 2023.

MetroCare of Springfield was awarded $52,459 to train 20 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Sudbury

Methods Machine Tools was awarded $238,945 to train 177 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Tewksbury

Leidos was awarded $137,200 to train 162 workers; 40 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Wakefield

Optikos Corporation was awarded $37,772 to train 34 workers; 12 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Waltham

Boston Engineering Corporation was awarded $177,800 to train 63 workers; 7 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas was awarded $115,700 to train 38 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

West Boylston

Emuge was awarded $30,800 to train 13 workers; 4 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

West Bridgewater

Double E was awarded $193,825 to train 81 workers; 2 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

West Wareham

Master Millwork was awarded $147,150 to train 54 workers; 25 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Westborough

AAFCPAs was awarded $236,803 to train 143 workers; 40 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Aalanco Service Corp was awarded $13,735 to train 34 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Westfield

Columbia Manufacturing was awarded $120,625 to train 29 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Mestek was awarded $180,670 to train 86 workers; 3 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

ProAmpac was awarded $173,260 to train 200 workers; 10 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Wilbraham

Van Pool Transportation was awarded $212,025 to train 132 workers; 20 additional jobs are expected by 2023. This grant was awarded to a consortium of businesses which also includes JYL Transportation Inc. of Spencer, NRT Bus Inc. of Methuen, and Trombly Motor Coach Service Inc. of Dracut.

Woburn

Boston Centerless was awarded $183,180 to train 42 workers by 2023.

Worcester

Imperial Distributors Inc. was awarded $243,600 to train 168 workers; 5 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

Wrentham

Capstan Atlantic was awarded $36,750 to train 22 workers; 15 additional jobs are expected by 2023.

 

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Media Contact for $14.3M in Grants Awarded to Massachusetts Businesses

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.
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