Tetra Pak receives $30,000 in funding through Missouri One Start

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Gov. Mike Parson listens Tuesday as Tetra Pak Factory Manager Mike Tomaszewski (left) guides him and First Lady Teresa Parson on a tour of the Sikeston facility.
Photo courtesy of Missouri Governor’s Office

SIKESTON — A Sikeston business received $30,000 to train its employees in information technology, production skills and safety.

Tetra Pak in Sikeston, a food product packaging and distribution systems producer, received the additional funding through Missouri One Start.

“Tetra Pak’s commitment to providing continued training for their employees aligns with our administration’s focus on workforce development,” Gov. Mike Parson said. “We are proud to work with businesses like Tetra Pak who are dedicated to supporting their employees and the community.”

Tetra Pak is an international company that originated in Sweden. Its mission is to make food safe and available through their processing and packaging solutions.

On Tuesday, Parson toured the Sikeston location, which has 147 employees who create environmentally efficient packages that prevent food waste and protect the food it holds.

“Missouri One Start is an invaluable tool that Tetra Pak is utilizing to upskill workers and train new employees,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “This additional funding allows them to continue to invest in their employees and put them on a path to success.”

Missouri One Start works directly with each eligible business to provide customized training for their unique needs. Employees can be trained in a variety of areas including process improvement, quality initiatives, team building, leadership, or specific technical skills. This training can be delivered by in-house staff, preferred training vendors, or by training experts in community colleges, state technical college, or career technical centers.

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