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Quick Start, Vestar Technologies Announce Training Initiative

Training agreement signing ceremony held

[Covington, GA] – Vestar Technologies LLC is opening its headquarters and maiden manufacturing facility in Covington, Ga., initially creating approximately 75 new jobs. Full employment could top 140.

Vestar will be manufacturing specialty metal products used in a number of high-tech industries and products, including semiconductors and LED lighting. Quick Start will provide training for the new employees in such skills as mold forming, isostatic press operation, rolling mill and CNC machining. Georgia Piedmont Technical College, the third partner in the training agreement, will assist Vestar with ongoing workforce services.

This new venture, located in a 99,000-square-foot facility, is equipped with advanced manufacturing and processing equipment that will place the company at the forefront of the industry. The capabilities and scale of Vestar’s operations will enable future developments in additional applications and industries.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to open this state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Covington,” said Vestar Technologies CEO Robin Cook. “With the support of the State of Georgia and the Covington region, Vestar is well positioned for growth in the industries we serve and in the opportunities we plan to create for the people of the Covington area.”

The Quick Start training agreement was developed based on a Project Study that was conducted at Vestar Technologies in Covington, Ga. The training agreement is based on Vestar Technologies’ commitment to provide approximately 75 new jobs for Georgians in the Newton County area. Quick Start will be designing and developing training material, as well as providing instructors, for the classes.

“We’re honored to be able to support Vestar in this exciting startup,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner for economic development programs and head of Quick Start. “Along with Georgia Piedmont Technical College, we share Vestar’s goal of bringing good jobs to Georgians.”

The training program involves three distinct partners: Vestar Technologies, Georgia Piedmont Technical College and Quick Start. Each partner will be responsible for the successful completion of this program. The partnership will not end when the Quick Start training is completed. Georgia Piedmont Technical College will be available to assist Vestar Technologies with ongoing training programs.

“We are pleased to be able to provide ongoing training support to Vestar Technologies,” said Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. “When such valued community members succeed, all of us in the Newton County area benefit.”

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About Georgia Quick Start
Quick Start is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed economic development program that provides customized workforce training at no cost to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than 976,000 employees through 6,200 projects with a broad range of industries.