Sterling Machine Awarded Training Grant

Sterling Machine Company Inc. is the recipient of a $74,300 grant to help train 32 employees and create job opportunities for three additional hires over the next 2 years.

Sterling Machine Company Inc. is the recipient of a $74,300 grant to help train 32 employees and create job opportunities for three additional hires over the next 2 years.

The company will match the balance of the almost $150,000 project to train its workforce in additional lean manufacturing techniques leading to ongoing, continuous improvement. The improved production methods are expected to boost the firm’s ability to compete.

The project is funded through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by the Commonwealth Corporation. Sterling Machine received one of 72 grants to Massachusetts companies, notified by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian.

“Our ongoing lean manufacturing program is focused on eliminating waste and maximizing our efficiency which will lead to lower costs and increased production without any loss of quality,” says Scott Livingston, Sterling Machine president and CEO. “The grant will help us continue to make improvements that will enable us to offer ever-more competitive pricing. That will allow us to maintain our current market share and win additional business by leveraging our superior production quality.”

The Workforce Training Fund provides direct grants of up to $250,000 to Massachusetts companies to use over a 2-year period.