The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Industrial Technology Building at Lamar State College-Orange. 

The college received a Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission in the amount of $585,050 to train 329 new and incumbent employees at Temple-Inland, Webco Tube, Firestone Polymers and Lanxess. 

This grant will provide approximately 30,000 hours of training in skills such as millwright, fire brigade, SAP applications, leadership, EMT, and heavy equipment operations among others.