Doug Starrett, the president and chief executive officer of the L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA), announced that the company donated over $100,000 of precision measuring tools to support the organization Workshops for Warriors.
Starrett stated, “We are honored to be a partner with a non-profit entity whose mission ‘is to train and place veterans into advanced manufacturing careers’. Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and with over 600,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs that remain unfilled there is no better time than now to take advantage of talents of the thousands of returning veterans. These men and women, who have put life and limb on the line to defend our freedoms, believe in this country and deserve the opportunity to acquire new skills as they reenter the civilian workforce.”
Starrett has been manufacturing precision measuring tools in America for over 130 years. Today the company operates five manufacturing locations, with close to 1,000 people in America.
Starrett continues, “Our founder, L. S. Starrett, understood the importance of job creation. He would be proud to have our American heroes using Starrett tools as they pursue the American Dream they fought to preserve.”
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