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									                                                                          OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
                                                                                 DR. TIM ALFORD
     BOB RILEY                                                                        DIRECTOR
      GOVERNOR
                                       STATE OF ALABAMA


For Immediate Release:                                                                  Contact:
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005                                                                Frank Miles
                                                                                        Larry Childers
                                                                                        (334) 242-5525


  Riley Awards $50,000 to Improve Worker Skills at Morgan
                     County Company
   MONTGOMERY—Gov. Bob Riley has awarded a $50,000 grant to help workers at a Hartselle
   plant improve manufacturing efficiency. The grant will enable 25 employees of JIT Cylinders to
   learn new production practices that will increase quality, improve service and reduce costs.
          “This training will make it possible for Alabama workers to improve their skills and job
   security while helping their company compete more effectively in global markets,” Riley said.
          Company officials say the training will provide employees with highly marketable skills
   that will lead to opportunities to earn higher wages. In addition, the new skills will increase job
   security for workers and allow them to offer better quality control services that will benefit
   customers and the company.
          JIT, in business since 2001, designs, manufactures, services and repairs fluid power
   components. The company will contribute an additional $53,952 for the training that will be
   provided by Calhoun Community College.
          Riley awarded the grant from funds made available to the state through a program of the
   U.S. Department of Labor. He has designated the Alabama Department of Economic and
   Community Affairs to administer the grant. Tim Alford, director of the Office of Workforce
   Development, notified Matthew McComb, JIT employee development manager, that the grant had
   been approved.
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