“The more people we can train, the better off we’ll be,” said GreenForce President Jeffrey Conrad.

Where to find manufacturing workers? For GreenForce, that would be right next door

Viridi Parente is embracing green technology, producing lithium-ion batteries.

And the manufacturer is helping to revitalize a sprawling industrial complex on Buffalo’s East Side.

But its grand plans can only go so far without a capable workforce. That’s where GreenForce Training comes in.

GreenForce was launched as a nonprofit organization about a year ago to recruit and train workers for Viridi Parente. The KeyBank Foundation recently awarded a $250,000 grant that will enable GreenForce to train more employees…

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