FiberVisions announces $ 18M Covington plant expansion, DeKalb Tech program
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.”
Working together: (left to right) Dr. Robin Hoffman, DeKalb Technical College President; Beth Robinette, Training Coordinator, Quick Start; Scott Powell, Covington Plant Manager, FiberVisions