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Grede Foundries opens employee learning center.

Grede Foundries, Inc has opened a Learning Center in Wauwatosa, Wi, to equip employees with the skills necessary to produce castings at the high quality levels required in today's global casting market.

The center features a classroom for teaching English and mathematics and a computer room where employees can use instructional software to learn at their own pace, Grede is operating the center in partnership with the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

To help its workers make the transition from simple manufacturing practices to more complex technological techniques, Grede has dedicated 0.05% of its annual sales dollars to be used for education and training. The company, which operates 10 foundries in six states, has established similar educational partnerships in other locations.

In addition to on-site training and education opportunities, Grede offers a seminar and tuition reimbursement program to workers, along with the William J. Grede Scholarship Program to employees; children.

Grede Foundries, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in August, is a leading producer of gray iron, ductile iron and steel castings. mc
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Title Annotation:Industry News; Grede Foundries Inc.
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Oct 1, 1990
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