6 NH companies get job training grants

CONCORD, N.H. -- Go. John Lynch says six New Hampshire companies have received job training grants this month that will help train 350 workers.

A total of $150,000 went out in matching grants.

Lynch, a Democrat, who is not seeking re-election, said Monday that since the job training funds were reinstated in 2007, New Hampshire has issued more than $5 million in matching grants that has been used to help train more than 14,500 New Hampshire workers. The companies contributed $7.7 million in matching funds.

The latest grants are going to Pennichuck Water of Merrimack; NH Rapid Machining, of Nashua; Chi Engineering Services in Portsmouth; New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., of Peterborough; Interstate Manufacturing Associates in Newport; and APC Paper Company of Claremont.