March Power Manufacturing Award Winner: Cal-Pack

Ever innovating is the spirit of the Power Manufacturing Award, and that’s why this month’s award goes to California Packaging and Display.

Cal-PackCalifornia Packaging and Display, also known as Cal-Pack, is a 40-year-old packaging business with corporate headquarters in Utah and California. Cal-Pack works with companies around the globe, meeting their packaging needs and continually improving shipping methods. With nearly a hundred products in their lineup, Cal-Pack has made itself essential in the packaging industry in Utah and the world.

The Power Manufacturing Award is given to companies that are definition of Utah manufacturing: innovative, unique and persevering. A spokesperson for Cal-Pack said the company has come a long way in order to meet that definition. “Our Utah manufacturing facility has moved 4 times in 30 years,” he said. “We roughly doubled space and equipment with each move, expanding our capacity and manufacturing abilities.”

The spokesperson added that Cal-Pack focuses on three things that have lead to their success as a manufacturer: listening to customers, looking for needs not being filled, and using creativity to solve problems.

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“We are constantly looking at the changing retail/wholesale environment, customer needs, and updating or adding equipment as necessary to meet demand,” the spokesperson said.

As a congratulations, Cal-Pack will be featured on the Powerblanket website and be in the running for the Power Manufacturer of the Year Award, as well as receive an award badge on their website and a special Power Hammer for their offices.

Do you know a manufacturer that deserves recognition? Contact Power Manufacturing Award Director Adam Jacobs at [email protected] to submit your nomination!

JANUARY POWER MANUFACTURE AWARD WINNER: COX HONEYLAND

With a new year comes a new winner of Powerblanket’s Power Manufacture Award. For the month of January, Cox Honeyland has been chosen to receive this prestigious recognition. We’ve noticed their manufacturing prowess in creating some of the most delicious honey in the Mountain West, and felt the world needed to be aware of this outstanding manufacturer.

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Cox Honeyland is a family-run honey business based in Logan, Utah. The company began in St. George, Utah, back in the early 1900s, where members of the Cox family created a bee keeping empire in the desert. Cox Honeyland is the modern incarnation of that same idea, raising bees and churning out honey for the world to enjoy.

One of the unique aspects of honey from Cox Honeyland is the nature of their nectar.  According to the company’s website, their bees travel across the northern Utah mountains to collect nectar from flower blossoms that result in three particular flavors of honey: Clover-Alfalfa (light and mild), Cache Valley (darker with more flavor), and Mountain Snowberry (mountain wildflower flavor). With that honey, Cox Honeyland manufactures a wide variety of products such as beeswax lip balm, honey popcorn and fruited creamed honey.

A spokesperson for Cox Honeyland said the reason they’ve been in business for over 100 years is because of their high manufacturing standards.

“We value our customers and are consistent and dependable,” the spokesperson said, adding that Cox Honeyland is already recognized for many local and state awards for their entrepreneurship. The company is also the recipient of the Golden Hive Award, issued for outstanding beekeeping.

Cox Honeyland will be one of many of this year’s Power Manufacture Award winners. Representatives from Powerblanket will be delivering an award plaque and issuing a Power Manufacture Award badge for Cox Honeyland’s website. The honey manufacturer will also be in the running for the 2019 Power Manufacturer of the Year.

If you’d like to nominate your business for the Power Manufacture Award, contact Powerblanket at [email protected].

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Power Manufacturer of the Year: Taffy Town

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Powerblanket is happy to announce the inaugural winner of 2018’s Power Manufacturing Award of the Year: Taffy Town! The Power Manufacturing Award of the Year is chosen out of that year’s monthly winners, based on their excellent standard of manufacturing and innovation. Taffy Town continues to succeed in their example of positivity and deviation from the status quo, and are a clear choice for this year’s winner!  

taffy town After a year to look at many candidates in the Utah Manufacturing Industry, Taffy Town has caught their industry’s attention. This is the second recognition Taffy Town has received for manufacturing excellence, the first being in January 2018 as the Power Manufacturer of the month. We were able to spotlight many amazing manufacturers this year who are doing amazing things in business and manufacturing, so choosing a winner for this award was difficult. In the end however, Taffy Town became the clear choice.

The Power Manufacturing Award is given to companies that display standard-setting trends in manufacturing. Based in West Jordan, UT, the company has 50 employees and creates more than 20,000 pounds of taffy every day, with sales across the globe.

As reported in January of 2018, Taffy Town does not use the traditional taffy-pulling process that some may remember seeing in store windows. Instead, they have a competitive edge by using a whipping process and 24 hour-long batch conditioning process to produce a soft texture taffy that melts in your mouth. Their products contain no peanuts and no tree nuts, and they are gluten free and use kosher dairy. However, their commitment to their top quality product and 100-year old tradition is what won them the title of Power Manufacture of the Year.

Congratulations to our fellow manufacturers at Taffy Town!

 

*Know of a manufacturing business who are doing amazing things? Nominate them for The Power Manufacturing Award! Simply contact us with the details and they will be in the running!

 

OCTOBER POWER MANUFACTURE AWARD WINNER: HARVEST RIGHT

 

This month’s Power Manufacture Award goes to an innovative company that has found a way simplify the freeze dried food industry, reaching the masses with  an affordable solution: Harvest Right.

Based in Salt Lake City, Harvest Right manufactures freeze dryers that can fit inside of one’s own home kitchen. Harvest Right spent four years in R&D trying to figure out how to downsize hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of freeze drying equipment. Out of that came an assortment of freeze dryers, including variants for pharmaceutical, scientific and home use.

Before Harvest Right, freeze drying technology was around $30,000 to $100,000 and only available to commercial companies, the US military, and NASA,” said a Harvest Right spokesperson. “It took years for Harvest Right to engineer and manufacture a freeze dryer that was affordable, small enough for a home, and automated enough to make it easy to use for the home consumer.”

Due to Harvest Right’s unique, home-based approach to freeze drying appliances, the market for its products has taken off internationally.

“We are most proud of being able to provide an affordable freeze dryer to those that want to freeze dry on their own,” the spokesperson added. “Harvest Right freeze dryers are now being used in Australia, India, Europe, South America and all over the United States. Instead of canning and dehydrating, the world has discovered that freeze drying is the better solution when it comes to food preservation.”

It’s that kind of innovation and focus on the needs of the consumer that led Powerblanket to first be attracted to Harvest Right, and ultimately beat out the competition to become the October 2018 Power Manufacture Award winner. Those qualities are found throughout the company from bottom to top.

“The founder of Harvest Right has a passion for both helping people and food preservation [which] led him to create a home freeze dryer that people could use at home,” the Harvest Right spokesperson said. “Our advice to future entrepreneurs would be to make sure that you are first passionate about whatever you are pursuing.”

With companies like Harvest Right leading the way in manufacturing quality, consumer-focused needs and innovative products, the future of Utah manufacturing is in good hands. For more information about Harvest Right, visit www.harvestright.com.