Masterworks Mechanical receives grant

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) announced recently that Masterworks Mechanical, Inc. of Craig has received an existing industry training grant.
The grant will support a two-day “differentiate your company with air balancing and diagnostics” certification program along with a one-day “light commercial air balancing” certification program and will be provided to employees of Masterworks, as well as several other companies in the region. The training program consists of hands-on, immediately useable instruction on how to apply air-side diagnostics, troubleshooting and air balancing.
The existing industry grant is what is called a cluster grant. Besides training employees of Masterworks Mechanical, other specific companies will benefit from the training, including companies from Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and more. In total, the grant will provide training for 25 employees.
The Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership (CMEDP) was instrumental in obtaining information about the grant and assisted in the application process.
The new air balance training Masterworks Mechanical will provide addresses proper heating and cooling of residences and commercial buildings. Air balance training helps to diagnose air flow problems and the resulting failures from it.
“Air flow is like blood pressure to the human body,” explained Masterworks Mechanical owner Dave DeRose. “We can improve energy consumption and comfort with proper air flow.”
The training provides a competitive advantage to participants because they can work on state-of-the-art systems and bring old systems to a new level of energy efficiency and produce energy cost savings for customers, he said. All this knowledge for employees leads to better installations and products and can also lower overall utility bills and provides greater safety for all customers the company services.
Existing industry grants are designed for Colorado companies that are implementing new technology to remain competitive and keep jobs in Colorado. Approved training is for transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness by re-training its workers in new skills, while enhancing the workers’ resumes and long-term employment opportunities.
Masterworks Mechanical, Inc. is a full-service plumbing, heating, cooling, and commercial refrigeration company dedicated to serving Craig and all of Northwest Colorado with the highest quality mechanical installations and service. Their trained and licensed staff help add both comfort and safety to any structure (home or commercial) serviced by Masterworks Mechanical.
Masterworks Mechanical offers a wide array of quality products of the highest quality and most efficient in the industry such as: hot and tankless water heaters, boilers, pumps, forced air heating and cooling systems, evaporative air conditioning, and lighting fixtures.The CMEDP would like to assist other businesses in the region if they need specialized training, particularly as another cluster grant. They are looking for companies to submit an application for next year in the spring to be early in line for grants.

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