State awards $5.1 million for training assistance

September 28, 2018

The Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development announced today the award of $5.1 million to 186 companies across Missouri to help train workers for new and existing positions.

“Not only will this funding help Missouri workers gain new skills, it delivers value to Missouri businesses in an area of critical need—the availability of a quality workforce,” Governor Mike Parson said. “By helping businesses train new and existing workers, we’re helping them stay competitive and remain here in Missouri.”

The funding comes from the state’s Customized Training program, which helps small, medium and large businesses to grow by providing training to new and existing workers.

Through the latest round of funding, the program will train a total of 17,090 workers, 1,202 in newly created jobs and 15,888 in existing positions.

“This program has helped us remain competitive in our industry,” Tim Tuohy, Machine Center, Inc. said. “Manufacturing is a very competitive industry, and the global market makes it increasingly more difficult to remain so. Additional training has helped us to be more cost-effective and quality conscious. That gives us an advantage over the competition.”

Machine Center is a family-owned full service machine shop that’s operated for nearly 55 years in the St. Louis area.

Missouri’s customized training program allows companies the flexibility to choose their training provider, but the program is administered by Missouri’s community and technical colleges.

"The Customized Training Program is an invaluable asset for Missouri’s community and technical colleges, primarily because of the strong relationships they hold with their community employers," Brian Millner, President and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association said. "Together these partnerships result in timely, flexible, and cost-effective job training resources as they address Missouri businesses’ varying training needs. The program also ensures that Missouri’s workforce receives state of the art skills training required to retain their jobs and be competitive in the labor market."

“Our employees can participate in training classes that would not be possible without the funding we receive from Missouri Customized Training,” Matthew Kays with Kays Engineering, Inc. in Marshall said. “This not only improves our productivity and profitability, but it also makes our employees more educated, more productive, and more valuable. A more skilled and productive workforce is key to attracting manufacturers from all over the country and the world.”

Recipient companies:

  • 3M Company – Columbia, MO
  • 3M Company – Nevada, MO
  • 3M Company – Springfield, MO
  • AAF International – Columbia, MO
  • ABB, Inc. – Jefferson, MO
  • ABC Laboratories (DBA EAG Laboratories) – Columbia, MO
  • Aerofil Technology, Inc. – Sullivan, MO
  • Alan Wire Company – Sikeston, MO
  • ALPLA, Inc. – Jefferson City, MO
  • American Outdoor Brands Corporation – Columbia, MO
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. – St.Louis, MO
  • Artur Express, Inc. – Bridgeton, MO
  • Aurora Organic Dairy Corporation – Columbia, MO
  • Automation Service – Earth City, MO
  • BASF – Palmyra, MO
  • Bastian Robotics – Maryland Heights, MO
  • BioMerieux, Inc. – Hazelwood, MO
  • Brewers Ice Company – Eminence, MO
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation – Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Brunson Instrument Company – Kansas City, MO
  • CADCO Program & Machine, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • Cartwright Companies – Grandview, MO
  • Central Power Systems & Services, LLC – Liberty, MO
  • Champion Brands, LLC – Clinton, MO
  • Church & Dwight Company, Inc. – Harrisonville, MO
  • Clay & Bailey Manufacturing Company – Kansas City, MO
  • Clemco Industries Corporation – Washington, MO
  • CNH Reman, LLC – Springfield, MO
  • Command Web Missouri – Jefferson City, MO
  • Commercial Electronics, Inc. – Bridgeton, MO
  • Component Bar Products, LLC – O’Fallon, MO
  • ConAgra Foods – Macon, MO
  • ConAgra Foods – Marshall, MO
  • Continental Disc Corporation – Liberty, MO
  • Control Devices, LLC – Fenton, MO
  • Craftsmen Industries, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • Custom Powder Systems, LLC – Springfield, MO
  • Daddy Ray's, Inc. – Moscow Mills, MO
  • Daffron & Associates, Inc. – Bowling Green, MO
  • Deutsche Precision, LLC – Maryland Heights, MO
  • DeWitt Company, Inc. – Sikeston, MO
  • Diagraph Marking and Coding – St. Charles, MO
  • Duke Manufacturing Company – Sedalia, MO
  • Engineered Lubricants – St. Louis, MO
  • EPC, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • Essex Industries – St. Louis, MO
  • EWR Radar Systems, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • Excelsior Spring Seating - Excelsior Springs, MO
  • Exhibit Associates – North Kansas City, MO
  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts – Maryville, MO
  • Fin-Con Assembly Group, Inc. – O’Fallon, MO
  • Flex-O-Lators – Carthage, MO
  • Ford Motor Company - Claycomo, MO
  • Gardner Denver – Sedalia, MO
  • Gates Corporation – Columbia, MO
  • General Mills Operations, LLC – Hannibal, MO
  • Global Products, Inc. – St. Peters, MO
  • Good Earth Tools – Crystal City, MO
  • Gray Manufacturing Company, Inc. – St. Joseph, MO
  • Heartland Pet Food Manufacturing – Joplin, MO
  • Henkel US Operations Corporation – St. Louis, MO
  • Holcim (US), Inc. – Bloomsdale, MO
  • Homeyer Precision Manufacturing Company – Marthasville, MO
  • Houston Poly Tank – Hopkins, MO
  • HS Baking Enterprises, LLC – Joplin, MO
  • Hussmann Corporation – Bridgeton, MO
  • Huvepharma, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • InnovaPrep, LLC – Drexel, MO
  • Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company – Sedalia, MO
  • International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. – Monett, MO
  • International Surface Solutions – Washington, MO
  • IsoNova Technologies, LLC – Verona, MO
  • J&S Tool, Inc. – O’Fallon, MO
  • Jack Henry & Associates – Springfield, MO
  • Jack Henry & Associates - Monett
  • Jahabow Industries – Owensville, MO
  • Jet Midwest, Inc. – Kansas City, MO
  • John Deere Reman – Springfield, MO
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. – St. Joseph, MO
  • JRI Industries, Inc. – Springfield, MO
  • K&S Wire Products – Neosho, MO
  • Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, USA – Maryville, MO
  • Kays Engineering Inc. – Marshall, MO
  • Kemco Aerospace Manufacturing – St. Louis, MO
  • Kingsford Manufacturing Company – Belle, MO
  • Klauber Machine & Gear Company – Pacific, MO
  • Kraft Heinz Company – Springfield, MO
  • Kraft Heinz Foods Company – Kirksville, MO
  • Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company, LLC – Maryville, MO
  • Lakeside Casting Solutions – Monroe City, MO
  • Lee Mechanical Contractors – Park Hills, MO
  • Leggett & Platt, Inc. – Carthage, MO
  • Lloyd Industries, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • LMC Industries, Inc – Arnold, MO
  • Machines Center, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • Mark Andy, Inc. – Chesterfield, MO
  • Maryville Tire Partners, LLC – Maryville, MO
  • Masterchem Industries, LLC – Imperial, MO
  • McCay Tool and Engineering Company, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • Midwest Data Center, Inc. – Rock Port, MO
  • MidWest Quality Gloves, Inc. – Chillicothe, MO
  • Milbank Manufacturing Company - Concordia, MO
  • Milbank Manufacturing Company – Kansas City, MO
  • Mineral Area Training Consortium – Park Hills, MO
  • Missouri Star Quilt Company, Inc. – Hamilton, MO
  • Modine Manufacturing Company – Jefferson City, MO
  • Modine Manufacturing Company – Joplin, MO
  • Modine Manufacturing Company – Trenton, MO
  • Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. – Springfield, MO
  • National Cart Company – St. Charles, MO
  • National Information Solutions Cooperative, Inc. – Lake St. Louis, MO
  • Nestle Purina – St. Joseph, MO
  • Newco Enterprises, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • NewStream Enterprises, LLC – Springfield, MO
  • Nike IHM, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • Nova Marketing Services – Maryland Heights, MO
  • Novus International, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • O’Fallon Casting – O’Fallon, MO
  • Old World Spices and Seasonings – Concordia, MO
  • Onshore Outsourcing – Macon, MO
  • Orgill, Inc. – Sikeston, MO
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation – Kennett, MO
  • Patriot Machine, Inc. – St. Charles, MO
  • Patterson Mold & Tool – St. Charles, MO
  • Pennington Seed – Greenfield, MO
  • Pepsi Beverages Company – St. Louis, MO
  • Permian Plastics, LLC – O’Fallon, MO
  • Piramal Glass-USA, Inc. – Park Hills, MO
  • Porta-King Building Systems – Montgomery City, MO
  • Positronic Industries, Inc. – Springfield, MO
  • Presences From Innovation, LLC – Hazelwood, MO
  • PRIER Products, Inc. – Grandview, MO
  • Pro Foods Systems, Inc. – Holts Summit, MO
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company – St. Louis, MO
  • ProEnergy – Sedalia, MO
  • Quaker Window Products – Freeburg, MO
  • Quest Specialty Products, Inc. – Bridgeton, MO
  • Rawlings Sporting Goods Company – St. Louis, MO
  • RB Manufacturing, LLC – St. Peters, MO
  • Refresco North America – Maryland Heights, MO
  • Regal Beloit Lebanon – Lebanon, MO
  • RK Stratman, Inc. – Wentzville, MO
  • Roeslein and Associates, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • Royal Canin, USA – St. Charles, MO
  • Royal Canin, USA – Rolla, MO
  • Rug Doctor, LLC – Fenton, MO
  • Save-A-Lot, Ltd. – St. Ann, MO
  • Schneider Electric – Columbia, MO
  • Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. – Jefferson City, MO
  • SEMO Regional Industrial Training Group – Park Hills, MO
  • Seyer Industries – St. Peters, MO
  • Shillington Box Company, LLC – St. Louis, MO
  • Silgan Plastic Food Containers Corporation – Union, MO
  • Sinclair Research Center, LLC – Auxvasse, MO
  • Sonoco Plastics (Assoc. Packaging Technologies) – Chillicothe, MO
  • Southern Missouri Containers, Inc. – Springfield, MO
  • Spartan Light Metal Products – Mexico, MO
  • SRC Automotive – Springfield, MO
  • SRC Heavy Duty – Springfield, MO
  • SRC Logistics, Inc. – Springfield, MO
  • Standard Machines & Manufacturing – St. Louis, MO
  • Starting USA – Poplar Bluff, MO
  • State Fair Training Consortium – Sedalia, MO
  • Sunnen Products Company – St. Louis, MO
  • Tacony Manufacturing – St. James, MO
  • TelGaAs, Inc. – O’Fallon, MO
  • Tetra Pak Materials, LLC – Sikeston, MO
  • TG Missouri Corporation – Perryville, MO
  • The Gund Company – St. Louis, MO
  • Three Rivers Training Consortium – Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Tool Specialties Company – St. Louis, MO
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC – Kansas City, MO
  • Trailerman Trailers, Inc. – Louisiana, MO
  • Training Consortiums
  • Trifecta Aerospace – Sullivan, MO
  • Turnkey Technologies – St. Charles, MO
  • TVS Supply Chain Solutions – Wentzville, MO
  • Tyson Foods – St. Joseph, MO
  • Universal Galvanizing – Wright City, MO
  • US Tape & Label – St. Louis, MO
  • Veterans United Home Loans – Columbia, MO
  • Vi-Jon, Inc. – St. Louis, MO
  • VSM Abrasives – O’Fallon, MO
  • WB Industries – O’Fallon, MO
  • WEG Transformers USA – Washington, MO
  • Wermke Spring Manufacturing Company – Fenton, MO
  • Western Wire Products Company – Fenton, MO
  • Woodbridge Corporation – St. Peters, MO
  • Zoltek Corporation – St. Charles, MO

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