Wayne, Pa. (November 29, 2017) —The 150 employees of Dolco Packaging in Dallas will benefit from a Skills Development Fund training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that will be administered through Mountain View College.
Dolco, a Tekni-Plex business unit, manufactures polystyrene foam egg cartons, foodservice packaging and foam packaging for light bulb tubes at this location. The grant will be used to provide customized training for manufacturing-related skills such as circuits, control systems, welding, tooling and mold maintenance. Trainees will include electronic technicians, material handlers, production operators and warehouse personnel.
“In support of Tekni-Plex corporate objectives, Dolco Packaging is dedicated to creating an environment where our employees are continuously learning and growing. We are also committed to providing the highest quality products to our customers. This skills grant will help support those objectives,” said Marcus Hawn, plant manager, Dolco.
Dolco Packaging identified the training needs at its Dallas location and partnered with Mountain View College to develop curricula and conduct training. The Skills Development Fund pays for the training and the college administers the grant.
According to TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar, “Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace. This investment builds not only employee skills, but the capabilities of our community colleges to the benefit of employers and the community. We are pleased to make this investment.”
To further support its growing manufacturing requirements, Dolco is currently looking to add packers, machine operators, forklift operators and maintenance technicians to its Dallas facility.
About Dolco Packaging
Dolco Packaging is the leading manufacturer of polystyrene foam and PET containers for the egg, agricultural, food and food service markets. With five manufacturing facilities across the United States, Dolco is the number one supplier of foam egg cartons domestically. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com/dolco.
About Tekni-Plex, Inc.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, Tekni-Plex is a globally-integrated company focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries. Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers. For more information visit www.tekni-plex.com.