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From Left: Dick Parrette and ...
From Left: Dick Parrette and Dennis Bardon
Richard T. Parrette, Jr., President, holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, with a Major in Marketing and Minor in Economics.
Mr. Parrette attended Seidman Graduate School, Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
ichard's corrugated packaging career began in 1972 when he joined Weyerhaeuser Paper Company as a sales trainee.
After a few years as a successful sales representative he joined Boise Cascade where he spent the next 17 years.
After establishing himself as an effective account manager he was promoted to Sales Manager.
In 1987, he
took over the management responsibility of the La Porte facility with a promotion to General Manager.
In 1991, Jefferson Smurfit Corporation
acquired the La Porte plant from Boise Cascade
to meet growing national needs.
Richard remained with the location for the next four years supporting the transition to a $35MM operation before starting Packaging Logic, Inc.
La Porte, IN Chamber of Commerce
239 Factory Street
PO Box 338
LaPorte, IN 46352
Michigan City Area Chamber
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Packaging Logic, Inc.
It's definitely a concern among local manufacturers, including Dick Parrette, president of Packaging Logic in LaPorte.
"We haven't found a good availability of workers.Because unemployment is down you are getting almost the unemployable (applying for jobs)," he
As a result, the failure rate for applicants taking a drug test at Packaging Logic
has been 50 percent recently, Parrette