Government Training Institute Expands Under New Leadership

GTI Will Create 12 New Jobs and $2.5 Million Investment

February 12, 2016

Government Training Institute (GTI), a premier private law enforcement and military training company located in Barnwell, South Carolina, will expand their Southeast operations with new training offerings and facility updates, according to CEO Von Bolin, a South Carolina businessman who recently purchased the company.  Under Bolin’s leadership, the company is creating 12 new jobs and investing $2.5 million at their training facility and headquarters, located in South Carolina Advanced Technology Park in Barnwell, South Carolina.

“Government Training Institute is committed to those responsible for our national security, the safety or our citizens and the future of our great nation. Through the most intense and realistic training, thorough and comprehensive research, and honest and ethical consulting, we prepare our country’s military, law enforcement and first responders to face all challenges with knowledge and confidence,” said Bolin.

“Government Training Institute has been an asset to our regional community,” said Danny Black, President of SouthernCarolina Alliance, the regional economic development organization that recruited Government Training Institute to South Carolina. “For almost a decade, they have brought thousands of America’s finest to our region for training.  The company’s economic impact on our community has been positive, and we welcome their growth.  Our organization looks forward to working with GTI for many years to come.”

“GTI has been successful because we have some of the most experienced and highly skilled instructors in the country, offering state-of-the-art instruction and cutting-edge training protocol in the world,” added Bolin. “I look forward to partnering my business experience and vision with our tactical experts to expand GTI's array of training, which contains a cooperative curriculum base and ongoing research from our staff with 400 years of operational military and law enforcement experience.”

“We are delighted that Government Training Institute has chosen to grow their operations in Barnwell County,” said Barnwell Economic Development Commission Chairman Tommy Boyleston. “We are proud to have this fine company, training some of our country’s greatest heroes and patriots, right here in our community.”

“Barnwell County welcomed GTI with open arms when they first located in the region, and we will continue to create the best business and community environments we can to attract companies like this,” said Barnwell County Council Chairman David Kenner.  “We will assist GTI in every way that we can to help them continue their success.”

A businessman from Holly Hill, South Carolina, GTI’s new owner and chief executive officer, Von Bolin, has successfully operated small businesses in the region since 2001.  He continues to be successful in the surplus equipment business providing effective options to government and commercial operations for disposal of excess assets.

About GTI:

Established in 2003, Government Training Institute located their advanced tactical training facility and headquarters in South Carolina in 2008, offering law enforcement, first responder, and paramilitary training in courses to organizations from around the world.  The cadre of the Government Training Institute is comprised of tactical leaders from a diverse background of military and law enforcement fields. This diverse group of instructors has delivered and designed numerous military manuals and specific course curricula for state, local and federal agencies. Combined together, with a theoretical and research-based initiative, GTI delivers sound, tested, operational experience and course development. For more information, visit the website: www.gtitraining.org.  Find them on Facebook:  Government Training Institute.

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