San Pedro Sula, Honduras, August 9, 2021. In preparation for moving operations to the Arena over the next several months, manager’s from Tegra’s El Baron facility received in-depth training about what to expect when they begin working in the new building. HR and compliance teams have created a rich learning experience and facility tour to address and discuss building layout, employee safety, employee transportation, and biosafety protocols.
The first wave of nearly 150 employees will begin working at The Arena the week of August 23rd. These employees and their managers will be responsible for setting up the first production lines to allow for testing of processes and internal audits before Tegra initiates its phased plan to bring The Arena to full operating capacity. The training covers many topics: transportation, employee safety when entering and exiting the building, employee lockers, common areas, the cafeteria, clinics, and new workflow details. Training will continue in-depth over the coming weeks and months for all employees slated to move to The Arena.
Extensive training has also been given to all contractors and suppliers including construction site partners, cafeteria vendors, and security.
“We must take our time to ensure that we open The Arena with confidence. Right now, we are preparing our managers and employees to transition so they can quickly and safely begin producing high-quality apparel for our customers ” - Jay Glasscock, President of Central America Operations and Supply Chain.
The Arena is a 650,000 ft² state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in San Pedro Sula, Honduras making it the largest facility in Central America and the United States. The Arena will employ around 5,000 employees initially, the majority of which are current employees who are transferring from Tegra’s other Honduras plants