MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing, Inc. An­nounces Quick Start Train­ing Ini­tia­tive

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New jobs are on the way to the Cov­ing­ton area, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from metal fab­ri­cat­ing com­pany MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing, Inc., Ge­or­gia Quick Start and DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege met re­cently to sign an agree­ment to pro­vide train­ing for the com­pany’s new em­ploy­ees.

Marubeni-Itochu Steel Amer­ica Inc. (MISA), MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing’s par­ent com­pany, is a fully in­te­grated net­work of metal pro­cess­ing fa­cil­i­ties and sales and ser­vice offices strate­gi­cally lo­cated in the United States, Canada and Mex­ico with li­ai­son offices in South Amer­ica.

MISA was formed from the merger of the steel di­vi­sions of two of Ja­pan’s largest gen­eral trad­ing com­pa­nies – ITOCHU Cor­po­ra­tion and Marubeni Cor­po­ra­tion. The merger es­tab­lished a global leader in the iron and steel prod­uct sec­tor.

MISA has grown since its cre­ation in 2001. The name is sym­bolic of a lean, re­spon­sive and flex­i­ble com­pany sup­ply­ing value-added steel and alu­minum so­lu­tions to cus­tomers in the au­to­mo­tive, construction, ap­pli­ance, food, med­i­cal and aero­space in­dus­tries. It unites the strengths and skills of sub­sidiaries and af­fil­i­ates, and it re­flects their pas­sion to meet the steel lo­gis­tics and metal pro­cess­ing needs of their clients.

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.

“MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing is a prime ex­am­ple of the kind of in­no­va­tive, pro­gres­sive com­pany that Quick Start is proud to be able to help bring jobs to Ge­or­gia,” said Quick Start leader Jackie Ro­hosky, as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment pro­grams for the Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Sys­tem of Ge­or­gia.

“DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege is proud to part­ner in train­ing em­ploy­ees for MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing, a new man­u­fac­turer in New­ton County. The part­ner­ship be­tween MISA, Quick Start and DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege will pro­vide cut­ting edge train­ing ser­vices that will en­er­gize the po­ten­tial of in­di­vid­u­als, help im­prove their lives, and con­trib­ute added value to the eco­nomic wealth of our com­mu­nity,” said DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege’s Pres­i­dent, Dr. Robin Hoff­man.

The Quick Start train­ing agree­ment was de­vel­oped based on a project study that was con­ducted at the MISA Metal Fab- ri­cat­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Cov­ing­ton, Ga. The train­ing agree­ment is based on MISA’s com­mit­ment to pro­vide ap­prox­i­mately 25 new jobs for Ge­or­gians in the Cov­ing­ton area. Quick Start will be de­sign­ing and de­vel­op­ing train­ing ma­te­rial, as well as pro­vid­ing in­struc­tors for the classes.

The train­ing pro­gram in­volves three dis­tinct part­ners: MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing Inc., DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege and Quick Start. Each part­ner will be re­spon­si­ble for the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this pro­gram. The part­ner­ship will not end when the Quick Start train­ing is com­pleted; DeKalb Tech will be avail­able to as­sist MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing, Inc., with on­go­ing train­ing pro­grams.

Sub­mit­ted photo

(left to right): Jeff Lynn, Di­rec­tor of North­ern Op­er­a­tions for Ge­or­gia Quick Start; Hank Mak­i­uchi, Vice Pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions for MISA Metal Fab­ri­cat­ing; and Dr. Robin Hoff­man, Pres­i­dent of DeKalb Tech­ni­cal Col­lege.

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