"Focus: Midcoast Region" piece on the $15 million U.S. Department of Labor Workf
"Focus: Midcoast Region" piece on the $15 million U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant Maine received in February for the boat building and composite industries. Christina Sklarz-Libby, program manager for the grant, said grant distribution will be a challenge with so many worthwhile and eligible recipients. Martin Grimnes of Harbor Technologies in Brunswick hopes some of the money will be used to educate his workers in the best and most environmentally friendly ways to build with composites. J.B. Turner of Lyman Morse Boats in Thomaston wants to attract and train new workers for the industry. The North Star Alliance, which includes state officials and industry groups, is meeting regularly to develop its budget and sort through funding priorities. With comments by John Kashmir, president of Wilbur Yachts in Southwest Harbor; Habib Dagher, director of the composites center at UMaine Orono; and Steve Von Vogt, president of Maine Marine Technologies in Portland.
Labor law and legislation, Labor force
Swartz, Jonathan, ""Focus: Midcoast Region" piece on the $15 million U.S. Department of Labor Workf" (2006). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 3683.