Dan St. Louis of the Manufacturing Solutions Center and Sam Buff, director of the Textile Technology Center, have been holding joint meetings to help hosiery and textiles manufacturers find employees. The 15-year gap since so many jobs went offshore is leaving many jobs begging. Both centers received $300,000 in 2015 from the General Assembly to expand their training services. But the demand from the industry is overwhelming. The directors are looking for efficiencies through joint planning.