Four area companies get state labor training funds

Four southeastern Wisconsin companies will receive customized labor training grants from the Wisconsin Development Fund, Gov. Jim Doyle announced.

The following summarizes the successful proposals approved at the April 22 Wisconsin Development Finance Board meeting:
Daco Precision, West Bend, $24,955 – Daco Precision specializes in tool and die, and metal stamping of washers, brackets, and fasteners. It is seeking ISO 9001 Certification.
The funds will be used to train 20 existing employees and will leverage $24,955 in additional private investment.
Fiserv, Brookfield, $250,000 – Fiserv performs data processing operations for various financial institutions. The company is investing $13 million to upgrade its server network, mainframe and software to convert to a new Web-based product platform. The funds will be used to train 289 existing employees on the new system. The training project will leverage $1 million in additional investment.
J.P. Pattern, Butler, $18,750 – J.P. Pattern offers engineering, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing services in the metal casting and plastics industries. It is seeking ISO 9001/2000 Certification. The CLT funds will be used to train 10 existing employees and will leverage $18,750 in additional private investment.
Schmidt Engineering & Equipment, New Berlin, $46,198 – Schmidt Engineering and Equipment manufactures heavy-duty snow removal equipment for municipalities, airports, and state transportation departments. It is seeking ISO 9001/2000 Certification.
The funds will be used to train 72 existing employees and 11 new employees and will leverage $46,198 in additional private investment.

May 2, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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