Canadian Packaging

MOCON scoops up stately honors

MOCON receives the Governor’s International Trade Award in recognition of its contribution to Minnesota's trade and economy.


January 6, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. MOCON, Inc., manufacturer of instrumentation and lab testing services provider for shelf-life evaluation, package integrity testing, permeation analysis and other similar packaging-related applications, has received the Governor’s International Trade Award from the Minnesota Trade Office in recognition of the company’s continuous efforts in advancing global trade, the development of novel ideas and expanding the local workforce.

MOCON president Robert Demorest (left) receives the International Trade Award from Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at the recent annual Governor’s Global Trade Conference.

Having established a solid base in North America over the past four decades by serving a growing customer base across the food-and-beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging, environmental and oil and gas markets, more recently MOCON has recently pursued an aggressive global expansion strategy—today boasting system installations in 79 countries across six continents.

In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, MOCON today operates two other U.S.-based facilities in Colorado and Texas, as well as wholly-owned and operated locations in China and Germany, while employing a multilingual global sales force—with working fluency in Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, German and other languages—to serve its growing global client base, which is further supported through a network of 40 distributors.

“We are extremely honored that the Minnesota Trade Office has recognized our global trade efforts,” states MOCON president and chief executive officer Robert Demorest. “Our company was founded in Minnesota and four decades later, we continue to be a proud contributor to our home state’s economy.”






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