1. Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

    Savage Arms of Westfield and Conklin Office Furniture in Holyoke train workers through state grants

    With $287,000 in state grant money, two local companies are having employees trained through Training & Workforce Options, a collaborative workforce development program at Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.Westfield-based firearms manufacturer Savage Arms received $238,485 from the state’s Workforce Training Fund for customized training for 67 workers, according to a press release. Employees are training now on computer numerical control (CNC) machines at STCC’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center, a machine-tool lab and classroom complex at the Springfield Technology Park.

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