May 2018 Power Manufacturer: Black Rifle Coffee Company

May 2018 Power Manufacturer:  Black Rifle Coffee Company Black Rifle Coffee Company, from the heart of Salt Lake City, UT,  is May’s Powerblanket Power Manufacturer. We have featured companies in the past who manufacture taffy, rustic doors that double as art, composites and custom bikes. Now the spotlight shines on a company creating the bitter […]

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April 2018 Power Manufacturer:  Fezzari

April 2018 Power Manufacturer:  Fezzari Bicycles Fezzari saw that buying a good bike at a good value was an ordeal. Chris Washburn, Fezzari founder, repeatedly saw that people were improperly fit for their bike, or simply riding a bike that was the wrong size altogether for years without even knowing it. The industry was in […]

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March 2018 Power Manufacturer: Rock West Composites

March 2018 Power Manufacturer: Rock West Composites From taffy to custom barn doors, we now move on to the world of composites.  Manufacturing is a broad and diverse industry, and through the Power Manufacturing Award, we hope to represent the many different industries that demonstrate manufacturing excellence. Rock West Composites Rock West Composites, our Power […]

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Our Company Culture

A company’s culture is the values, practices, and beliefs held by its team members. Culture is demonstrated in the words, actions, and decisions made by each member of an organization. Some companies may have a culture of teamwork and open communication while others have a culture of competition and hierarchy. At Powerblanket, we’ve worked hard […]

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What is Shortening in Baking?

What is Shortening? While technically shortening is any fat that is solid at room temperature, “shortening” typically refers specifically to hydrogenated vegetable oils. Shortening gets its name from the effect it has on gluten production; the fats shorten gluten strands, making baked goods tender and flaky.   How Shortening is Made Vegetable shortening is made […]

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February 2018 Power Manufacturer:  Rustica Hardware

February 2018 Power Manufacturer:  Rustica Hardware Rustica Hardware, of Springville, UT–the Art City, , is our featured Power Manufacturer for February. Rustica is the second manufacturer to win the Power Manufacturer of the Month Award by Powerblanket. Although they seem to have little in common with our first winner, Taffy Town, Rustica Hardware shows that […]

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Checklist for Winterizing Your RV

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or brand-new RV adventurer, you likely take time to make sure your mobile vacation home is in tip-top shape.  During winter months, this means properly winterizing your RV (including winterizing RV water lines) to prevent thousands of dollars in damages. Even if you’re opting out of season-long storage and taking […]

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Using Propane for Cabins

Propane for Cabins For remote cabin dwellers, finding a dependable energy source can be tricky. Electric service can be unreliable and generators lack the necessary power to keep lights, heaters, ovens, etc. running at the same time.   Enter propane.   Using propane for cabins or remote homes is safe (for you and the environment)and […]

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Taffy Town, January Power Manufacturer

Taffy Town, January Power Manufacturer Introducing the first ever Power Manufacturing Award from Powerblanket. Here at Powerblanket, we are passionate about a lot of things, but the one thing we are most passionate about is manufacturing. We love it. And, it just so happens that we are very good at it. After years of hard […]

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One Piece Flow and Making it Work for You

One Piece Flow and Making it Work for You Lean Manufacturing Every lean manufacturing goal is to achieve one piece flow. One piece flow allows for the most efficient production operations. It has taken Powerblanket many years to achieve one piece flow production. To maintain this production process requires overcoming challenges such as maintaining standards, […]

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