Training grant

(From left) Tempur Sealy plant manager Roy Finke, Texas Workforce Commissioner Robert Thomas, Blinn College District Chancellor Mary Hensley, Igloo vice president of human resources Christine Brinkley and Blinn College Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Strategic Relations Leighton Schubert hold a ceremonial check for a $991,823 worker training grant.

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded the Blinn College District a Skills Development Fund grant worth almost $1 million to provide safety and skills training for 511 Tempur Sealy, Inc. and Igloo Products Corp. employees.

The $991,823 grant will upgrade 424 positions and create 87 new jobs at the two companies.

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