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Labor Secretary Hilda Solis touring St. Paul plant today

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis is in St.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis is in St. Paul today to tour Viking Drill & Tool and highlight a customized training program there that helps workers upgrade their skills.

The plant makes cutting tools and is using the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation’s GreenPower training program for some of its workers. Working with Dunwoody College of Technology, the Viking program also is designed to increase recycling and improve the efficiency of their manufacturing practices.

Solis will tour the plant at 1:15 p.m. with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, David Foster, president of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, and Denny Nyhus, Viking Drill & Tool CEO.