Segment participants on this episode: Beck Automation, Clear View Bag Company, Gifford's Ice Cream, Marc-Michaels, NFI, Parlec, Thayer Industries, Graceland Fruit
Graceland Fruit is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and the heart of America's top tart cherry growing region, Graceland Fruit is one of the largest single providers of dried fruit in the world. They produce primarily dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries and apples for consumer and commercial use.
Thayer Scale is a pioneering developer of continuous weighing and feeding equipment for the dry solids conveying and processing industries. Their Conveyor Belt Scales and Weigh Feeders of both the Weigh Belt and Loss- In- Weight types cover an extremely wide range of applications covering virtually all industries that involve dry solids conveying and processing. From Loss- In- Weight Feeders that feed vitamins into cereals at rates below 1 pound per hour to 6- Idler Conveyor Scales weighing coal at rates up to 10,000 tons per hours, there are more than 100 proven product variations available to suit most application requirements.
Parlec was established in 1948, since then their company has developed products and services which have become well known and recognized in the industry. Occupying over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space and distribution space, our four major product lines consist of more than 8,000 individual products, most of which are manufactured at their facility in Fairport, New York, just outside of Rochester. Parlec has developed a global network of sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service throughout North America, Europe, and Asia with more than 750 distributors throughout the world.
Marc- Michaels Interior Design was founded in 1985 as a joint partnership between S. Marc Thee and Michael J. Abbott, and today employs approximately 70 designers and professionals. Services include interior details, residential, commercial, international and model merchandising.
NFI is a leading international provider of transportation logistics, warehousing, and distribution services. They pride themselves on delivery completely customized supply chain solutions that are fast, smart, and responsible. As one of the few privately owned international transportation companies, they treat their clients like family and make sure that every shipment arrives on time, on budget, and under the best supervision and technology.
Beck Automation is a leading control system provider for the metal forming industry. Their products make production machines more efficient and profitable. They design controls and related products specifically for rollforming, cut-to-length, tube mills, portable rollformers, and folding machines. Their controls are the best in the industry. They strive to put their customers first.
Gifford's Famous Ice Cream goes back to the 1800's, when Nathaniel Main from Pawcatuck, Connecticut, stared a home delivery milk and ice cream business from the back of his horse drawn wagon. Fifteen years later, his oldest son, got involved in the family business. Chester's daughter, Audrey married her college sweetheart Randall Gifford and together the forged a splendid path that led to the birth of Gifford's famous ice cream. Today Gifford's sells 1.7 million gallons of ice cream each year and serves more than one million cones each summer from five family- owned and operated stands. The company offers 100 unique ice cream flavors, frozen yogurts, sherbets, and sorbets. The ice cream can be found in grocery stores, independent ice cream shops, colleges, universities and restaurants all the way from Main to the mid- Atlantic to the Mid- West and as far west as Nevada.
Clear View Bag Co., Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing polyethylene, polypropylene, hi density and related packaging products since 1961. They are a manufacture and converter of plastic bags and roll stock. They specialize in custom packaging and printing. Products include: zipper/ reclosable bags, printed bags, handle bags, wicketted / staple pack bags, tape / glue adhesive bags, door knob / litter bags, hanghole bags, vented bags, thumb notch bags, sideweld / bottom seal / lemo seal bags, gusseted bags, compartment / pouch bags, frontflip / backflip bags, polypropylene bags, medical / clean bags, pink antistatic film and bags, post approved bags USPS bags, EZ tear bags, mulch/ soil bags, serrated bags / perforations, poly sheets / poly sleeves, slitter / rewinder, sealed header bags, high density bags & film HDPE, eco- friendly, stock bags, and material types.
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