La Plata County manufacturers look to form a business alliance

La Plata County manufacturers look to form a business alliance

Group could pool resources to expand
David Thibodeau, co-founder of Ska Brewing Co., discussed solving transportation issues at Ska by using Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s semi-trucks to transport beer to a dozen states. Developing business-to-business partnerships such as this are one reason about 60 people gathered at Ska Wednesday to discuss forming a manufacturing alliance for Southwest Colorado.
Available refrigerated semi-trucks from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are helping deliver Ska Brewing Co. ales outside of Durango.
Nancy Zimmer, program coordinator with Pueblo Corporate College, said a manufacturing alliance in La Junta identified and solved a loss of productivity many businesses suffered because workers had to travel to get to the nearest restaurant during lunch. The alliance began coordinating lunch-hour visits to the manufacturing sites by food trucks. Zimmer spoke at a forum at Ska Brewing Co. to explore creating a regional manufacturing alliance.

La Plata County manufacturers look to form a business alliance

David Thibodeau, co-founder of Ska Brewing Co., discussed solving transportation issues at Ska by using Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s semi-trucks to transport beer to a dozen states. Developing business-to-business partnerships such as this are one reason about 60 people gathered at Ska Wednesday to discuss forming a manufacturing alliance for Southwest Colorado.
Available refrigerated semi-trucks from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are helping deliver Ska Brewing Co. ales outside of Durango.
Nancy Zimmer, program coordinator with Pueblo Corporate College, said a manufacturing alliance in La Junta identified and solved a loss of productivity many businesses suffered because workers had to travel to get to the nearest restaurant during lunch. The alliance began coordinating lunch-hour visits to the manufacturing sites by food trucks. Zimmer spoke at a forum at Ska Brewing Co. to explore creating a regional manufacturing alliance.
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