PROEDGE PRECISION IS AWARDED INCUMBENT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT
Statesville, N.C., May 23, 2014 - Southern Prestige International’s precision machining division, ProEdge
Precision, LLC, has been awarded $23,150 in incumbent workforce development funds to provide
advanced machining skills training for current employees.
“Our business is growing exponentially and this grant will allow us to further train and develop our current
workforce to more aggressively compete with the demands of our industry,” said President of ProEdge
Precision Joey Chambers. “We have invested a significant amount of resources in capital and workforce
development over the past 12 months to improve efficiency and grow our business which in turn will allow
us to be more competitive and better serve our customers”.
The Commission on Workforce Development at the North Carolina Department of Commerce made the
announcement on Friday, May 23, 2014. The company will use the funds to contract with several
machining trainers to deliver industry recognized skills training. In addition to gaining valuable skills, the
company expects to improve employee retention and prepare the company to pursue new contracting
opportunities. The grant application was submitted locally to the Centralina Workforce Development
Board who endorsed the application and rendered technical assistance.
Located in Statesville, North Carolina, ProEdge Precision is a subsidiary of Southern Prestige
International, LLC. The company performs high-quality precision machining services using a wide array of
state-of-the-art CNC machines which support a variety of turn-key operations for a variety of high tech
industries that include aerospace, defense, medical and energy. ProEdge has established a quality
management system that is certified to Aerospace Standard AS 9100 Rev. C and the International Quality
System Standard ISO 9001:2008. For more information go to www.proedgeprecision.com.
About Southern Prestige International
Southern Prestige International, LLC, located in Statesville, NC, owns and operates providers of
advanced manufacturing services including: precision machining, assembly, digital printing and soft
goods perforating. Current locations include: ProEdge Precision, LLC, located at 113 Hatfield Road in
Statesville, NC; Specialty Perf, LLC, located at 228 Crawford Road in Statesville, NC. News and
information are available at www.southernprestige.com; www.specialtyperf.com
For more information
Dr. Cordia (Cookie) Wilson
Vice President of Administration
Southern Prestige International, LLC