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The market for its airplanes has grown through the pandemic, but the company's ability to hire more people has been hindered by housing.
The funds will be used to boost participants' skills and provide them with the credentials they need for new careers.
Surging inflation is disrupting everything from carpools to the ability to quote prices on new business at already-strained U.S. factories.
A public hearing glitch forced city councilors to revisit assistance aimed to help the manufacturer grow and provide more local jobs.

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The City Council heard no in-person public comments during Tuesday evening's brief meeting.
From the column: "This is not our first OSB project. ... Huber has been in the forestry industry since 1941, and our sister company manages more than 800,000 acres of timberlands for landowners. We are proud of our record for safe and responsible operations and stewardship."
All the pieces are falling into place to help the city's largest manufacturer employ even more people.
The board unanimously approved $600,000 in tax relief at its meeting in Duluth on Tuesday.
The adequacy of the original environmental assessment worksheet drew criticism, prompting the City Council to delay approval until March.

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Tax assistance could help Duluth's largest manufacturer ramp up production.
The facility could provide temporary relief for a growing manufacturer.
That less stringent environmental assessment worksheet has been the subject of criticism.

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