‘High-tech’ Dublin production plant offers training, apprenticeships
U.S. Senator David Perdue of Georgia toured Valmiera Glass Group’s production plant in Dublin on Thursday.
He also met with employees and says the company is helping out the midstate economy.
“Just last year they hired over 450 people. Brand new jobs here in Dublin. It is a highlight of what I get to do, I am excited about what is going on here, these people are on a growth trajectory. There is new technology, new equipment coming here, new training, new people and it is just a vibrant part of our economy,” Purdue said.
Valmiera Glass produces glass fibre fabrics that are used for many technical applications and industries worldwide. Purdue
“I asked them, ‘So why are you here?’ and they said, ‘Well it is a good job, they train you.’ In fact they sent 100 people just over the last year back to Latvia to be trained in this process. It is a very high-tech, very specialized process. You don’t find a lot of companies doing that anywhere in the world,” he says. “This is the best combination here in Valmiera, of apprenticeships, training, technical school cooperation and training, and follow up here inside with employees.”
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