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CMTC Helps Food & Beverage Processing Company Improve Performance with Leadership Training

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HPPFoodServicesCalifornia Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) recently delivered leadership training to HPP Food Services to help the company achieve its business objectives.

ICPK Corporation dba HPP Food Services, founded in 2015, is the first toller in Southern California and the first in the U.S. to provide co-packing services for HPP (high-pressure processing) products. HPP is a natural method of food processing that uses cold water and up to 87,000 psi to neutralize listeria, salmonella, E. coli, and other pathogens. HPP Food Services has 150 employees and $10 million in annual sales.

HPP Food Services was seeking assistance with growing the leadership skills of employees in order to enhance interpersonal communication, team effectiveness, ability to adapt to change, and a continuous improvement mindset. CMTC and HPP Food Services discussed the ways in which a leadership development training program could help HPP Food Services achieve its objectives.

CMTC provided nine remotely delivered Leadership Development workshops and additional technical support for HPP Food Services. Through team-based exercises, lectures, and training videos, employees learned about workplace skills including planning and prioritizing work, peer-to-peer communication, and conflict management strategies using tools such as AEIOU (Acknowledge, Express, Identify, Outcome, Understanding) and DESC (Describe, Express, Specify, Consequence).

HPP Food Services reported that employees who participated in the leadership training improved both their individual and team skills, enhancing their performance and driving results for the company. The company projects $2 million in increased sales, 20 new employees, and the retainment of 10 employees in the 12 months following the leadership training. Company leadership anticipates investing $200,000 in products and processes, $1 million in capital improvements, $200,000 in information systems and software, and $200,000 in their workforce over the next 12 months.

For more information about CMTC’s services, contact Rachel Miller at rmiller@cmtc.com or 310-984-0096.

About California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC)

Established in 1992, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) is a private non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, workforce development, and consulting services to small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state of California. CMTC operates under a number of cooperative agreements with the Federal and State government, the largest of which is with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce for the State of California.


Rachel Miller (310) 984-0096



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