UB Tcie Helps 10 Local Firms Win Training Grants

By Craig Kaputa or Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 3, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With the assistance of The Center of Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at the University at Buffalo, 10 Western New York companies have applied for and received training grants from the Economic Development Skills Training Program (EDSTP) of New York State.

The grants were awarded by the state Department of Economic Development's Empire State Development Corporation.

American Axle & Manufacturing of Buffalo and Tonawanda, manufacturer of axles and forging parts, received a $49,478 grant to assist in upgrading the skills of its employees.

American Precision Industries -- Delavan Division of East Aurora, a manufacturer of electronic components, was awarded a grant of $32,956 to provide training to its hourly associates in the practice of working within high-performance work teams.

Auto Radiator Sales of Buffalo, a maunfacturer of radiators, received a $8,948 grant to assist with the delivery of a Micro MBA certificate program for all first-level managers.

Citicorp Services, Inc. of Amherst, service provider of global consumer and global finance businesses, received a grant of $73,590 to provide training to newly transferred associates.

Father Sam's Syrian Pocket Bread, Inc. of Buffalo, a manufacturer of pita pocket bread, received two grants totaling $37,746 to assist in moving toward a total-quality-management environment.

Fujisawa USA, Inc. of Grand Island, a manufacturer of multi-source injectable products, received a grant to $34,562 to assist in developing a world-class work force through trade skills training, quality/process improvement training and stress-management training. Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. of Buffalo, a supplier of electricity and gas in New York State, received a grant of $47,000 to assist in providing training in all aspects of total quality leadership process skills, cost management, costs/benefits analysis and Ho Shin planning.

Quebecor Printing of Buffalo, which specializes in commercial printing, received a grant of $125,981 to assist in retraining the current work force in order to maintain a competitive cost structure, increase productivity and efficiency, and provide organizational stability.

Sportservice of Buffalo, a food service management company, received two grants totaling $80,683 to assist in training its work force in total quality management.

Strippit, Inc. of Akron, a manufacturer of metal fabricating equipment, received a grant of $24,631 to assist in the company's commitment to becoming a world-class quality company.

Viatran Corporation of Grand Island, a manufacturer of pressure transducers and transmitters, received a grant of $30,173 to assist in training the work force in quality awareness.

For more information about TCIE, call 636-2568.