The State of California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) has granted Waterman Industries $117,000 to enhance and enrich the skills of its local workforce.

The ETP was created in 1982 and is funded through an employer-paid payroll tax called the Employment Training Tax. The ETP’s financial support to California businesses helps in strengthening workplace knowledge, productivity, and competitiveness by empowering its workers and creating a healthy labor economy.

The ETP’s allocation of funds to Waterman Industries will allow the company to further reinforce its continuous improvement initiatives already underway.   “We want to invest in our employees to enhance their abilities and their proficiency with the latest manufacturing best practices.” said Marcus Shiveley, President/CFO of Waterman Industries.   “As a California-based company with global competitors, we’re committed to holding ourselves to the highest of standards in quality, timely delivery and service.”

The company currently employs over 150 at its engineering and manufacturing center in Exeter.  All of the company’s employees will participate in the benefits of the training program.