“The work being done here in Danville is exceptionally innovative both for manufacturing and workforce training,” says Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro. “The president’s Build America, Buy America initiative is expanding job opportunities across the country, and our Navy’s efforts in Danville directly support this.”

The new facility will serve as the training center for Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM), a U.S. Navy-funded program to increase workers in the defense and submarine industrial base. The 600-hour, four-month program brings adult learners from all over the nation to gain skills and certifications in additive manufacturing, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, non-destructive testing, quality control inspection/metrology, and welding.