Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge (left), and Rep. Kevin J. Kuros, R-Uxbridge (right), join William DiBenedetto, President of Lampin Corporation, in announcing that the Uxbridge-based manufacturer has been awarded a $74,100 state Workforce Training Fund grant. The grant will enable Lampin to train 30 employees and create two new jobs.

BOSTON – Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, and Rep. Kevin J. Kuros, R-Uxbridge, announced that the Executive Officer of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) has awarded Lampin Corporation of Uxbridge a $74,100 state Workforce Training Fund grant. The grant will enable Lampin Corporation to train 30 employees and create two new jobs.

“The Workforce Training Fund enables local businesses to remain competitive and grow,” stated Sen. Moore. “I applaud Lampin for taking advantage of these resources to enhance the skills of its employees and meet its business needs, while contributing to economic growth across the Commonwealth and within our region.”

“I am happy to see Lampin Corporation awarded this significant workforce training grant,” said Rep. Kevin Kuros. “In today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment, the labor market cannot always provide people with the perfect skills required to do a particular job. This grant will allow Lampin to help several dozen of their employees update their skills to meet the current and future requirements for their business to succeed. As an added benefit, programs like this allow companies to keep jobs here in the US, and more importantly, here in Massachusetts.”

“On behalf of each and every one of Lampin’s employee-owners, I want to say how incredibly honored and grateful we are as a company to have been awarded this grant,” said William DiBenedetto, President of Lampin Corporation. “The proceeds will help fund two full years of multi-faceted training in support of our technical, service, and management processes. This training is essential to Lampin’s ongoing mission to be the most sought after precision manufacturing services company in New England.”

This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by the Commonwealth Corporation.

This latest round of grants builds on the Commonwealth’s record investments in workforce training and education. A total of $5,445,303 will enable 66 companies across the Commonwealth to customize training for 4,631 employees and create 453 new jobs over the next three years. Since 2007, $84.3 million in grants have been awarded through this grant program to 1,101 projects involving more than 1,191 businesses and 103,584 workers.

DiBenedetto emphasized Lampin Corporation’s ongoing commitment to workforce training, citing its 20-year relationship with the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation and The Lampin Grant Program. Through these partnerships, the company offers internships to local students who are interested in precision machining and demonstrated an eagerness to learn.

Moore, who serves as the Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus, emphasized the importance of workforce development, including opportunities like Lampin’s training and internship programs, to ensuring the availability of trained individuals who are prepared to fill anticipated manufacturing job openings over the next ten years.

The Legislature established the Workforce Training Fund in 1998 to provide skills training to employees of businesses large and small across the Commonwealth. Grants of up to $250,000 for Massachusetts companies are awarded on a rolling basis.

Lampin Corporation, an ITAR-compliant and ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company, delivers critical component manufacturing expertise that goes beyond precision. Located in the historic Blackstone River Valley, birthplace of the industrial revolution, Lampin is a 100% employee-owned company. Lampin’s value engineering approach ensures that design, materials and process combine to provide the best value in the industry. Lampin also manufactures MITRPAK, the right angle gearbox and spiral bevel gear drive preferred by OEM and MRO customers desiring reduced risk, lower inventory, and improved asset availability. Learn more about Lampin and MITRPAK and sign up for the e-newsletter at www.Lampin.com.