Silgan Plastic Food Containers in Union has implemented a Company Kitchen micro market, through Krueger Vending, for use by its employees.

The micro market is like having a marketplace onsite.

Silgan officials said it offers variety, convenience and most importantly, the ability to be stocked with a larger collection of fresh, nutritious selections.

The micro market offers more than any vending machine can deliver, such as crisp salads, fresh sandwiches, dairy products, fruit, yogurt, protein drinks, juices and more, combined with 24/7 availability.

Employees have the ability to create a personal profile to count calories, monitor nutrition information and set goals for their personal health.

Being able to offer employees more healthy options while at work was a key driver for installation of the micro market, Silgan officials said.

Silgan, which operates its Union facility seven days a week, 24 hours a day, manufactures mono-layer and multi-layer barrier shelf stable food packaging using its proprietary rotary thermoforming technology.

Silgan PFC routinely delivers fully customizable products from the initial design to full scale production on through the integration of use at the customer’s facility.

Krueger Vending is a family-owned business in Sullivan, and has been providing vending service at Silgan PFC for over 10 years.

For more information on the company kitchen, contact Krueger Vending at 573-468-8448 or Company Kitchen is based in Merriam, Kan.