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Accra-Fab remains in Spokane County, invests in training and upgrades

Robin Toth, of GSI, presents Greg Konkol, CEO, and Barry Stewart, Director of Human Resources, with a check in the amount of $100,000 from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund. This fund assisted Accra-Fab with training and infrastructure upgrades.

Accra-Fab Inc. (AFI), a Liberty-Lake based advanced manufacturer, recently completed a yearlong training and planning program to strategically position their company for the future. This program, developed in collaboration with local and state partners, included funding for new equipment onboarding, industry required upgrades, and technical, management and leadership development.

Greg Konkol, CEO, said, “Accra-Fab is very grateful to Greater Spokane Incorporated for helping to secure a variety of funding sources for training and technical services. Through both The Strategic Reserve Fund and the Job Skills Program, AFI was able to complete numerous training programs targeted to our supervisors and leads, as well as senior management. We feel that the high quality of the various training programs will position AFI for a stronger future. In addition, we were able to take advantage of technical and infrastructure upgrades that better position AFI in this globally competitive market”.

The company participated in an economic development retention program that connected their staff with resources to assist them in increasing their industry competitiveness, along with improving skill sets across their employee base.  Since the announcement that they would remain in Spokane County, the company has hired an additional 40 employees, bringing their staff count to 200.

 

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