Grainger donation to aid welder training

March 12, 2007

Grainger, a national supplier of facilities maintenance supplies to businesses, has donated $5,000 to the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio. The contribution will be used to help the program purchase equipment for its classrooms and learning labs.

"Grainger has a long tradition of supporting our local community, and we're excited to partner with the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology as they prepare the skilled workforce of tomorrow," said Octavia Matthews, Grainger'sregional branch services vice president. "We're proud to invest in the young people who will help fill the growing demand for skilled welders and other trade workers in our country."