Pelican Receives Workforce Training Grant for their South Deerfield, Massachusetts Location

Grant will support employee training that improves operational excellence

Published August 3, 2021, 12:00 AM PST


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Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases and advanced lighting systems, was recently awarded a Workforce Training Grant by the state of Massachusetts. The $217,425 grant will fund training programs that enhance operational excellence at the South Deerfield, Mass. manufacturing plant.

“We’re grateful to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the work they do to help local businesses thrive through a focus on employees,” said Chris Favreau, Vice President and General Manager at Pelican. “Our employees are the reason we can deliver quality products and services our customers count on to protect their most valuable assets. We look forward to providing our employees with this valuable learning experience.”

The Workforce Training Grant helps Pelican continue its commitment to quality, as well as grow the skills of its 400 employees and improve the work environment. The company will use the grant to provide training including:

  • Leader Effectiveness Training with Application
  • Team Involvement Problem Solving
  • Kaizen Training
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM)
  • AIM Front Line Leadership

This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.


Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and eleven manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. and the division which manufactures temperature controlled packaging for the healthcare industry, does business worldwide under the brand Peli BioThermal. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.

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