Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces Business Development Grants


Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that two Wisconsin businesses will
share $20,000 in funding from the Department of Commerce Business Employees
Skills Training (BEST) program to provide employee training.

“Through my ‘Grow Wisconsin’ initiative we are helping workers and
businesses become more competitive,” Governor Doyle said. “These grants
will help increase productivity by investing in employee training.”

The projects are as follows:

Corrosion Resistant Technologies, Inc., Oshkosh, Winnebago County, $10,000
BEST grant
Corrosion Resistant Technologies, Inc. receives raw metal parts, cleans
metal surfaces, and pretreats by media blast and/or chemical action and
reaction. The company will use the funds to provide employee training that
will upgrade the skills of its workforce to become ISO-9000 and ISO-14000
certified. Corrosion Resistant Technologies, Inc. is investing $5,000 to
train 18 employees.

Weix Industries, Inc., Richfield, Washington County, $10,000 BEST grant
Weix Industries, Inc. is a machine job shop that specializes in producing
oil level indicators and designing and building special machinery. The
company will use the funds to upgrade the skills of its workforce to become
ISO-9001 certified. Weix Industries, Inc. is investing $10,000 to train 15

Businesses throughout Wisconsin can apply for funds through the BEST program
for assistance in training employees. Interested businesses should contact
their Commerce Area Development Manager to determine if one of Commerce’s
programs can assist them. Contact information can be found at