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Mack Technologies Receives Grant from
Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Program
Company will match the nearly $100,000 grant to expand
employee training in new IT systems and manufacturing processes
WESTFORD, Mass. May 5, 2010 – Mack Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of printed circuit board assembly, systems assembly and electronics contract manufacturing services, announced today that it has been awarded $99,995 under the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund (WTF) program. Mack Technologies employs more than 600 employees worldwide and approximately 200 in Massachusetts.
The Workforce Training Fund has been investing in workers and employers since 1999. Since taking office, the administration of Governor Deval Patrick has invested over $44.3 million to train over 61,000 workers across the Commonwealth in a range of critical and emerging industries. "To remain productive and competitive, our workers need cutting-edge skills," said Governor Patrick when announcing the Workforce Training Funds at an event in Peabody, MA on April 27, 2010. "We're making that happen through these Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund grants."
"The Workforce Training Fund has proven to be an effective resource to help businesses retain and grow their workforce," Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray added. "As we invest in workforce training, this program is an opportunity for our administration to partner with a company seeking support, offer programs designed by the company, and provide necessary job skills to build the company's workforce in Massachusetts."
Under Workforce Training Fund guidelines, Mack will match the state’s funds and will focus on training employees in new operational disciplines designed to improve the company’s overall productivity while reducing costs.
“Mack would like to thank the Patrick administration and the State of Massachusetts for enabling additional employee training through this grant.” said John Kovach, President of Mack Technologies, Inc. “We will use the funding to train employees in a number of new operating procedures, business processes, and advanced technologies that we are implementing. These include new enterprise resource planning (ERP) and material requirements planning (MRP) systems to improve our production workflows and to accelerate our adoption of Lean Six Sigma manufacturing and Kaizen practices designed to re-engineer and streamline our business processes. These efforts will help strengthen our business performance at home and enhance our competitive position in the global contract manufacturing industry.”
ABOUT MACK TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Mack Technologies is a leading provider of complex contract manufacturing services including printed circuit board assembly, electromechanical assembly and full system assembly. Mack provides manufacturing solutions for original equipment manufacturers in the military, aerospace/avionics, medical, communications, and industrial controls markets. Headquartered in Westford, Mass., the company also operates facilities in Melbourne, Fla., and Juarez, Mexico. With sales of over $130 million, Mack Technologies is consistently ranked among the top 100 contract manufacturers in the world. For further information, visit www.macktech.com.