Press Release

UniversalAET Receives Supervisors Training Grant From State of Wisconsin


STOUGHTON, Wis. (Tuesday, January 13, 2015) – Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies will receive a grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Fast Forward program to train supervisors at the company’s facilities in Beloit, Muscoda and Stoughton, Wis., the state recently announced.

The Fast Forward program provides Wisconsin businesses with customized training grants to enhance the skills and credentials of unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers. UniversalAET proudly joins 25 other manufacturers in Wisconsin who were awarded grants in the last competitive round.

Together with Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, UniversalAET has created a customized Quality and Supervisory Management training program to educate 55 supervisors. Designed specifically for UniversalAET’s Beloit, Muscoda and Stoughton locations, the training program been incorporated into Universal University, a corporate commitment toward employee growth in workforce development.

“With our global sales growth, we must ensure that our managers and supervisors have the training they need,” said UniversalAET Training Specialist Jennifer Willger, who submitted the grant application. “A strong management team is critical to a business on many levels – from recruiting and retaining quality employees to maintaining high morale and engagement, all of which result in increased productivity, product quality and safety. We’re thankful to the State of Wisconsin and the Fast Forward program for supporting our efforts.”

Employees in Beloit and Muscoda manufacture the company’s emissions- and noise-reducing air inlet and exhaust solutions, including silencers, catalysts, blowers and filters. They also fabricate generator enclosures and fuel tanks. Stoughton is home to UniversalAET’s corporate headquarters. 

About Wisconsin Fast Forward: Wisconsin Fast Forward, which Gov. Scott Walker started in 2013, intends to address the state's need for skilled workers. The program offers up to $15 million in training grants and makes other investments to prepare workers for the current job market as well as the future market. It also connects job seekers and employers. The program is administered by the Department of Workforce Development's new Office of Skills Development. More information is available at wisconsinfastforward.com. 

About UniversalAET: Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies is recognized worldwide for its customized total solutions for noise control, emissions and air filtration. UniversalAET offers a complete range of services including the design, manufacture and installation of inlet and exhaust products used in the Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Industrial and Locomotive markets. UniversalAET has offices and manufacturing facilities around the globe. To learn more, visit universalaet.com. Follow UniversalAET on Twitter at @UniversalAET and find it on LinkedIn.

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