Prov­ince sup­ports Dy­namic Air Shel­ters train­ing pro­gram

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Grand Bank-based Dy­namic Air Shel­ters Ltd. will use a provin­cial govern­ment in­vest­ment of $50,000 to con­duct staff train­ing and im­prove its op­er­a­tions.

Dy­namic Air Shel­ters Ltd. will en­gage the ser­vices of Ad­vanta In­dus­trial De­sign Group Inc. to con­duct staff train­ing and im­prove the com­pany’s de­sign and pro­duc­tion pro­cesses. The com­pany will also up­grade its com­puter sys­tems and draft­ing soft­ware pro­gram.

Kay Riggs, Vice Pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions, Dy­namic Air Shel­ters, ex­plained “The in­vest­ment by In­no­va­tion, Busi­ness and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment en­abled Dy­namic Air Shel­ters to ini­ti­ate a $250,000 pro­gram to im­prove de­sign and pro­duc­tion pro­cesses, up­grade our com­puter sys­tems and soft­ware and, more im­por­tantly, al­lowed us to in­vest in our em­ploy­ees, our most valu­able as­set.

“The in­vest­ment will help en­sure our em­ploy­ees have the skills and ac­cess to the tech­nol­ogy needed to grow and sus­tain the com­pany into the fu­ture.”

Dy­namic Air Shel­ters Ltd. man­u­fac­tures pro­mo­tional, in­dus­trial, first-re­sponse, and blast re­sis­tant shel­ters for a wide range of clients in­clud­ing the mil­i­tary and oil and gas com­pa­nies. Its prod­ucts are ex­ported and de­ployed around the world in mar­kets such as Asia, the Mid­dle East, North Amer­ica, and the Caribbean.

The com­pany has 75 full and part-time em­ploy­ees at its Grand Bank pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity, with sales of­fices lo­cated in Cal­gary and South Carolina.

Min­is­ter of In­no­va­tion, Busi­ness and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Keith Hutch­ings said “As a govern­ment, we will con­tinue our part­ner­ship with com­pa­nies like Dy­namic Air Shel­ters to in­no­vate and di­ver­sify and ex­plore new mar­kets and new op­por­tu­ni­ties. This is an in­vest­ment in the fu­ture growth of the com­pany and the local econ­omy.”

Grand Bank District MHA Darin King said “This ap­proval will as­sist with equip­ment up­grades and train­ing for work­ers that will po­si­tion Dy­namic Air Shel­ters for con­tin­ued growth in the mar­ket­place.”

This ini­tia­tive was funded through the provin­cial’s Work­place Skills En­hance­ment Pro­gram and the Busi­ness and Mar­ket De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram.

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