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Action Traffic Trains & Hires Multiple Employees Thanks To Going PRO Talent Fund Award


Action Traffic Maintenance’s inception dates back to 1982, when the company started its sign manufacturing and installation roots. Initially operating primarily as a traffic control facilitator, they transitioned into the permanent signing business. Upon mastering their craft and delivering the best products and services in the Michigan signing industry, they have expanded into several other sectors of road construction, including but not limited to the following: guardrail, fencing, crash attenuators, crash cable systems, truck mounted attenuator rentals, traffic control and large structural concrete foundations. As the company continues to grow, Action Traffic has a need to grow its employee bases’ knowledge and skills to continue to provide industry leading products to their customers and the general motoring public. Without such trainings, they would lose customers due to inferior pricing, products and service capabilities.


Thanks to the Going PRO Talent Fund award of $37,500, Action Traffic was able to send multiple employees through several classroom setting trainings, as well as on the job trainings. This allowed them to train employees for their future goals with Action Traffic and helped provide them with the tools necessary for advancement in the company or other companies in the construction industry. The Going PRO Training Fund award helped Action Traffic train 15 existing employees, hire 13 new employees, and create 11 new jobs, with an average starting wage of over $23.


Action Traffic was able to provide two types of Crane Training, Mobile Crane Program (Rubber Tire Truck Mount: Telescoping Boom, Fixed Controls & Rubber Tire Truck Mount: Articulating Boom, Fixed Controls) through Optare Services, who is partnered with NCCEER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). Action Traffic was also able to provide OSHA 30 training to several employees through MITA (Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association). Lastly, Action Traffic provided on the job training to several employees ranging from Laborers, to Foreman, to Project Managers.


Action Traffic’s Project Manager/Safety Director TJ Peake said Michigan Works! was extremely responsive and helpful in answering all questions, from the application process all the way through what trainings were covered.


TJ states, “The 2021 Going PRO Grant has provided Action Traffic with extensive opportunities to train existing employees at every level - from Laborers to Foreman and Project Managers.”


Connor Pytlowany was hired in at Action Traffic as a Project Manager January 18th, 2021 and received additional training thanks to the Going PRO Talent Fund award. He states, “Action Traffic has invested in me and given me the tools to perform my job. This training has helped me perform my responsibilities more efficiently and be more productive. I am scheduled to receive more training this upcoming season.”

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