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    Klein Tools Named Texas Workforce Commission Small Employer of The Year

    Commissioners Court Congratulates Klein Tools Inc. for being named the Texas Workforce Commission Small Employer of the Year

    In January, Tarrant County Commissioners Court presented a Congratulatory Rresolution to Michael Klein of Klein Tools Inc. - Mansfield, for being named the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Small Employer of the Year at the TWC 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference in December 2016.  

    The TWC awards honor private-sector employers that are actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.

    The family-owned and operated Klein Tools is a global leader among hand tool manufacturers and the company’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center has operated in Mansfield since 2010. Their Mansfield location currently employs approximately 400 people, with projections for 600 employees by 2018.

    In March of 2016, through its first Skills Development Fund grant with Tarrant County College, Klein Tools trained 130 new workers for manufacturing jobs and continues to help local students develop a career pathway into manufacturing.

    Klein Tools is a member of the Mansfield Manufacturing Partnership with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Mansfield Economic Development Corporation and Mansfield Independent School District. The partnership provides a training program that develops skilled manufacturing employees, and offers internships with local manufacturing companies to address the shortage of computer numeric controlled machinists.

    Klein Tools continues to lead the charge in putting people to work in Tarrant County by partnering with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County in their recruiting and hiring activities through, hiring fairs, and Workforce Solutions offices in Tarrant County.

    News release date: February 27, 2017