Food Solutions Company Finds Success With Missouri Workforce

Next week, Aurora Organic Dairy, a leading producer and processor of store-brand organic milk and butter for U.S. retailers, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new $100 million facility in Columbia, Missouri. The company has already hired 85 employees, and plans for continued growth in the coming months.

“As we continue to commission the plant and its various manufacturing lines, we plan to hire additional staff,” said Aurora spokeswoman Sonja Tuitele. The plant expects to have about 100 employees this summer.

The plant has hired for a variety of different positions including “all types of manufacturing positions, including plant management, production and warehouse staff, maintenance and lab technicians,” Tuitele said. Adding that most of the new employees at the plant have been hired from the Columbia area.

Tuitele credits the Missouri Job Center in Columbia for helping employment candidates through the application process, and she said the company is “very pleased” with the quality of candidates hired from Columbia.

With more than 3 million educated workers, Missouri’s talent pool is deep, specialized and experienced in our state’s key growth areas including advanced manufacturing, agtech and logistics. And Missouri is home to top-flight universities such as the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Our trained and skilled workforce is creative and innovative with a strong pro-business work ethic, a deep and educated agricultural heritage, and a strong financial and technology acumen. And our colleges specialize in training our workforce for medical research, cyber security, financial services, plant science and more.

For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Subash Alias, Interim CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.

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