rhwhiteState Representative Paul K. Frost and State Senator Michael O. Moore are pleased to announce the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has recently awarded the Auburn-based RH White Companies, Inc. a grant through the Workforce Training Fund General Program. The Program seeks to address productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to improve employee skills in businesses throughout the Commonwealth.

RH White Construction Companies has been awarded $118,730 to train 188 workers and anticipate adding 20 additional jobs by 2017. The company was one of 87 in the state to receive a share of the $9 million awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration to encourage economic growth through investment in workforce training.

Frost-MooreRep. Frost commented, “I’m very pleased the Baker-Polito Administration awarded this grant to RH White Construction which has been one of Auburn’s longest standing businesses. This grant along with RH White’s continued expansion and investment in the community with their newly built training facility will help the company grow and create new jobs. I congratulate the CEO, David White, and the employees for keeping this successful generational family business headquartered right here in Auburn as well as earning this grant by expanding their operations here.”

“Kudos to RH White Companies, Inc. for their continued commitment to expanding employment opportunities in Central Mass.,” said Sen. Moore. “I congratulate the Company on receiving this important grant that will better prepare workers with the skills needed to succeed and grow in their careers, and will advance the company’s productivity and competitive edge. It’s encouraging to see employment growth among our local businesses which is an ultimate reflection of the strengthening economy.”