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DISPENSING KNOWLEDGE

Sira Spotlight: Packaging up the Goods

The Sira Spotlight series focuses on one of the most interesting aspects of Sira Naturals: our people. Each month, we’ll be highlighting members of our staff from across the entire organization.

As the cold weather settles upon us , we at Sira Naturals reflect upon the hard work and dedication of our amazing staff. The Sira Creative Team sat down with on of the Packaging Team Assistant Managers, Jane Abbott, to hear their stories and learn about their role in prepping product for delivery to Sira's dispensaries and the Wholesale Market.

Pictured Above: Cannabis ready to be packaged

What is your role at Sira?

Jane: As Packaging Assistant Manager, I am involved in our hiring and training processes. I coordinate production planning for the department and help supervise our leads and packaging technicians.

How long have you been a part of the Sira Team?

Jane: I’ve been with Sira since January 2nd, 2017; I’m proud to be approaching my third anniversary with the company.

What drew you to the Cannabis Industry?

Jane: My passion for the good that this plant can do drew me to this industry. I also wanted to be part of the movement to make cannabis use mainstream.

What has been your favorite accomplishment in the Packaging Department?

Jane: My favorite accomplishment in the packaging department has been helping to grow the team by being involved in the hiring process. There’s nothing better than seeing potential in someone, being able to give them an opportunity to do something they’re excited about, and then help them advance their skills and succeed.

What is your favorite Sira product and why?

Jane: My favorite Sira products are our concentrates. They’re potent and flavorful and just keep getting better!

What is the hardest thing to package?

Jane: I feel like nothing is difficult to package, but that some items can be more time consuming than others. For example, it takes a careful hand to weigh out grams of our stickier concentrates, and our caramels get individually wrapped.

What qualities and skills does one need to possess to excel in the Packaging Department?

Jane: To excel in the packaging department, which is a manufacturing environment, one needs organization skills, a strong work ethic, and an extreme attention to detail. Robust communication skills are also very beneficial.

What is your favorite hobby outside of work?

Jane: My favorite ways to spend my personal time are painting and hiking.

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