Maine awards US$97,500 workforce development grant to J.D. Irving for training of 60 people at sawmill near Ashland in operation of technology including hydraulics, drying kiln, high-precision equipment

LOS ANGELES , May 20, 2014 (press release) – The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has announced a US$97,500 grant award to J.D Irving, Ltd. for its sawmill in Ashland (Nashville Plantation) as part of a  $910,000 round of funding under the state's Economic Development Program, according to a press release issued by the department on May 19.

The grant was one of three awarded under the state's Workforce Development Grant program, which provides a maximum of $100,000 for operating expenses, equipment, and program materials for workforce training programs.

According to the release, the award to Irving Forest Products in Nashville will provide for the training of 60 individuals on all aspects of operating a leading technology sawmill, including hydraulics, drying kiln, and operating high-precision equipment.

The primary source of this article is a press release issued by the Maine Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Augusta, Maine, on May 19, 2014. The full announcement can be viewed here.

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