Mustang Vacuum Systems is receiving an $184,842 grant for training in its new Manatee County facility.Mustang
plans on hiring to fill 125 jobs over the next three years at the new facility.
The Manatee Economic Development Council
and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
, helped Mustang Vacuum Systems apply for the grant and design programs for training.
skills for manufacturing are very specialized so Mustang needed personalized training programs. The EDC
and SCF teamed up to initiate the training program.
will help fund the training programs for up to 125 employees, including
welders, IT specialists, engineers, electricians, scientists,
salespeople and managers.
SCF will be coordinating training
efforts through the Quick Response Training grant process with
reimbursement of state funds through Workforce Florida. SCF will also be
Earlier this year, Mustang Vacuum Systems
moved into its new 50,000-square-feet facility in the Sarasota Commerce Center.
The manufacturing company now has only 32 employees making equipment used by solar cell manufactures.
the expansion of production, the cost of solar energy for
consumers should lessen as integrating technologies into solar cell
production reduces manufacturing costs and increases efficiency of
Mustang Vacuum Systems is an affiliate of Mustang Dynamometer
Mustang manufactures vacuum coating and metalizing equipment, including
sputtering machines, optical coating units and batch metalizers.
Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Eric Basinger, Economic Development Council