Grant Partnerships@DCTC

College helps build Minnesota and world economies through MJSP

AbelConn, LLC

MJSP • $49,376 • June 2010 – Oct. 2011

Ableconn logoAbelConn is an industry-leading producer of sensitive and reliable electronic assemblies used in aerospace and military applications. DCTC is custom training 79 AbelConn employees, including 22 new hires. Courses include NASA and IPC Certification courses as well as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. AbelConn is providing state-of-the art equipment in addition to CAD hardware and software.

Andersen Corporation

MJSP • $49,995 • June 2009 – Feb. 2012

Andersen Corporation logoAndersen Corporation, headquartered in Bayport, Minn., manufactures wood windows and doors with sales worldwide. DCTC is partnering with Andersen experts to design courses that will update the mechanical, troubleshooting and repair skills of 120 Andersen maintenance associates. CEU’s will be awarded for completion of training, helping employees meet the automation requirements of a modern manufacturing facility.

Baldinger Bakery

MJSP • $49,929 • June 2011 – Jan. 2012

Baldinger Bakery logoDCTC is partnering with Baldinger Bakery as the company transitions to a new manufacturing facility located on St. Paul’s East Side. Onsite training will upgrade the skills of 60 employees with courses such as Industrial Electronics, Automation Controls, Robotics/Packaging and Supervision/Management Skills.

Bayer Built Woodworks

MJSP • $250,000 • March 2011 – Feb. 2013

With 265 employees manufacturing and finishing millwork, Bayer Built Woodworks is a major employer in Belgrade, Minn. DCTC is providing training to 222 employees. The college is working with Kyoger, a company that develops and distributes virtual reality-based processes and visualization solutions, and the American Wood Finishing Institute, a leader in coating systems operating procedures, to develop a customized virtual-reality coatings program.

Capital Safety Group

MJSP • $300,000 • Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2011

Capital Safety logoCapital Safety is the largest fall protection company in the world. With a plant in Red Wing, Minn., the company is developing new product lines for the growing wind energy field. DCTC is providing workforce training and professional development, focusing on frontline and shop floor workers. Courses such as Wind Energy Safety/OSHA, Mechatronics, and advanced computer training will build the skills of 354 employees.

ConAgra Foods, Inc.

MJSP • $383,181 • Feb. 2009 – Feb. 2012

ConAgra Foods logoDCTC is working with ConAgra Foods facilities located in Maple Grove, Hastings and Lakeville. Training is focused on increasing the skill levels of ConAgra maintenance mechanics. The partnership is also providing a new career path through an apprenticeship program for machine operators. Five hundred and seventy-five employees will receive training in the following areas: Mathematics for Mechanics/Electricians, DC and AC Electrical Theory, Mechanical Drives, and Industrial Controls.

ECM Publishers, Inc.

MJSP • $26,217 • June 2011 – Oct. 2012

ECM Publishers Inc websiteECM Publishers is a publishing, printing and distribution company located in Coon Rapids. DCTC is providing customized training to 39 sales and advertising staff, giving them the skills to compete using the Internet and wireless communications. This project will help ECM Publishers keep pace with new-media technology, which will both preserve and create jobs.

Gausman & Moore Associates, Inc.

MJSP • $175,241 • June 2011 – Oct. 2012

Gausman & Moore Associates logoGausman & Moore Associates has provided mechanical, electrical plumbing and data engineering consulting services for more than 75 years. With offices in Roseville and Duluth, the firm is partnering with DCTC to train 90 employees with a focus on updated software and technology, incorporating green energy and evolving technologies, ensuring safety and upholding emerging codes, and improving business systems and project management.

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.

MJSP • $150,009 • June 2011 – Oct. 2012

Founded in 1954 and located in Hamel, Minn., Loram Maintenance of Way specializes in the manufacture and delivery of railroad maintenance equipment and services. DCTC is working with Loram to customize courses focusing on electrical, mechanical/welding, hydraulics and painting. Ninety-three employees will upgrade their skills through courses such as AC/DC Electricity, Controls/PLCs, Lifting and Rigging, Fasteners, and Hydraulics Systems.

Michael Foods, Inc./Northern Star Company

MJSP • $287,112 • Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2011

A subsidiary of Michael Foods, Inc., Northern Star Company is a leading producer of refrigerated potato products. A recent relocation to a larger facility along with investments in new equipment has created a need for employee training. DCTC is providing customized training to increase the skills of 257 employees, allowing them to fully utilize the new facilities and equipment, institute total preventative maintenance, and develop a culture focused on increased operator responsibility.

Precision Incorporated

MJSP • $49,975 • March 2011 – Oct. 2012

Precision Incorporated logoMinneapolis-based Precision, Incorporated designs, manufactures and markets magnetic components used in applications serving the medical, telecommunications, electronic instrumentation, industrial controls, consumer electronics and avionics/aerospace/defense markets. DCTC is providing customized training to 58 employees in such areas as soldering skills, IPC certification, machine programming and supervisory skills.

Universal Hospital Services

MJSP • $314,106 • Nov. 2010 – Oct. 2012

Universal Hospital Services logoUniversal Hospital Services is a leading medical equipment lifecycle service company with more than 300 employees based at four Minnesota locations, Edina, Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester. DCTC is helping UHS continue to meet customer needs by developing more cost effective goods and services. The college is working with outside mobile media experts to establish a new certificate program base on delivering apps to the mobile market within UHS.  Three hundred employees will receive training.


MJSP • $298,841 • Nov. 2008 – Oct. 2011

Uponor logoHeadquartered in Apple Valley, Minn., Uponor North America is a world leader in radiant heating systems, PEX plumbing systems and residential fire safety systems. DCTC is helping Uponor meet new government regulations for the installation of fire suppression systems in all new homes. The college is delivering customized training to 425 current and new employees.  Three areas will be addressed: developing integrated management systems, teaching proactive technical skills, and creating a multiculturally competent leadership and management team.

Viking Gas Transmission Company/ONEOK Partners, L.P.

MJSP • $49,783 • March 2011 – Feb. 2013

Viking Gas Trasmission Company logoDCTC is providing workforce training to one of the largest energy facilities for gas transmission in the U.S. Operating since 1960, the pipeline system moves 550 million cubic feet of natural gas from the Canadian border through central Minnesota and into Wisconsin.  Headquartered in Eagan, Viking Gas has 60 employees working at six compressor stations located in cities that include Milaca, Detroit Lakes, and North Branch. Hands-on training will be delivered to all employees at both the company headquarters and college campus.

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