Intek Kicks Off Three-Year Training Initiative through DEED Training Grant

HASTINGS, MN May 21,2014 - lntek Plastics, a Minnesota plastic extrusion company that specializes in custom plastic extrusions, has partnered with Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) on a three-year training initiative.  DCTC will provide technical skills training to 165 lntek employees thanks to a grant they received from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in the amount of $260,000.

The grant was awarded under the agency’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program (MSJP). The program works strategically with both businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities and keep high-quality jobs in the state.

"We  are  pleased to  be partnering  with  Dakota County Technical College and MJSP to  provide  high-quality  technical training  for  our employees," says Steve Glienke, Intek's Chief Operating Officer. "Being awarded this grant will allow us to utilize DCTC's Customized training program which is well-suited to meet the needs of our workforce."

Dakota County Technical College and Intek will develop new and customized entry- and advanced level training to be held at the worksite. Courses will include Extrusion Operations, Plastics and Electrical Troubleshooting, Engineering for Tool and Die, OSHA Industrial Safety, Managing for Sustainability and Culture Change. Newly trained employees will be eligible for higher-level positions as they become available due to retirements and company expansion.

About Intek Plastics
Intek Plastics is a privately held manufacturing company that engineers, extrudes and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for medium-to-large OEMs requiring unique, high-performance solutions.  Intek and its associates create value for customers through a commitment to customer service, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and leading edge quality standards.  Intek strives to become their customers’ preferred supplier of choice for all plastic extrusions.  Founded in 1961, Intek is headquartered in Hastings, MN and also has a location in Hawthorne, NJ.

About DEED
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