Ludington Daily News: Manistee renewable energy specialist joins federal funding effort in D.C.

Matt Thompson, representing Michigan Utility Workers Union of America Local 124 (UWUA), met with lawmakers in Washington, to seek the federal support the union says will help grow the state’s renewable energy workforce.

Ludington Daily News

Manistee renewable energy specialist joins federal funding effort in D.C.

By DAVID L. BARBER Special to the Daily News

A Manistee resident was one of two Michigan-based renewable energy specialists to travel to the nation’s capital last week advocating federal funding for training programs

Photo Credit: Utility Workers Union, Matt Thompson second from left, and Kris Chard of Marlette, third from left, meet U.S. Rep. Andy Levin, D-Berkley, at Levin’s office in Washington to advocate on behalf of the Michigan Utility Workers Union of America in the wind industry.

Matt Thompson, representing Michigan Utility Workers Union of America Local 124 (UWUA), met with lawmakers in Washington, to seek the federal support the union says will help grow the state’s renewable energy workforce.

“It was a great experience,” Thompson said of the venture. “It was good to promote programs for wind technicians. We wanted to promote programs for our skilled trade.”

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