FiberVi­sions an­nounces $ 18M Cov­ing­ton plant ex­pan­sion, DeKalb Tech pro­gram

The Covington News - - Local news -

FiberVi­sions has signed an agree­ment with Quick Start and DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege for train­ing ser­vices to ac­com­pany the com­pany’s plant ex­pan­sion.

FiberVi­sions Inc. an­nounced this spring an $18 mil­lion ex­pan­sion at its Cov­ing­ton fa­cil­ity that is ex­pected to cre­ate ap­prox­i­mately 40 new jobs. This ex­pan­sion is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the beginning of 2009.

Scott Pow­ell, plant man­ager of the Cov­ing­ton fa­cil­ity, said the Cov­ing­ton plant was se­lected for this ex­pan­sion be­cause of pre­ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity space.

“We have the in­fra­struc­ture, the util­i­ties, and a sea­soned work force that can bring a new line up quickly and ef­fi­ciently,” he said.

Pow­ell said the 40 new jobs will likely be in the fields of pro­duc­tion as­so­ci­ates, main­te­nance and lo­gis­tics.

Quick Start is Ge­or­gia’s in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment pro­gram that pro­vides cus­tom­ized work­force train­ing at no cost to qual­i­fied new, ex­pand­ing and ex­ist­ing busi­nesses in Ge­or­gia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than 600,000 em­ploy­ees through 5,100 projects with a broad range of in­dus­tries.

The Quick Start train­ing agree­ment was de­vel­oped based on a Project Study that was con­duct- ed at the FiberVi­sions fa­cil­ity in Cov­ing­ton. Quick Start will be de­sign­ing and de­vel­op­ing train­ing ma­te­rial, as well as pro­vid­ing in­struc­tors, for the classes.

The train­ing pro­gram three dis­tinct part­ners – FiberVi­sions, DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege and Quick Start – will be re­spon­si­ble for the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this pro­gram. DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege will be avail­able to as­sist FiberVi­sions with on­go­ing train­ing pro­grams

Dr. Robin Hoff­man, pres­i­dent of DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege said, “We are pleased to be work­ing with FiberVi­sions. New­ton County is ex­tremely im­por­tant to us at DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.”

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Work­ing to­gether: (left to right) Dr. Robin Hoff­man, DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Pres­i­dent; Beth Robi­nette, Train­ing Co­or­di­na­tor, Quick Start; Scott Pow­ell, Cov­ing­ton Plant Man­ager, FiberVi­sions

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