June 4th 2021
June 5 is World Environment Day, a day that encourages worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Did you know there’s a Florida manufacturer who is coming up with innovative ways to help cities, counties, colleges, and other entities confronting wastewater treatment issues on a daily basis?
May 4th 2021
National Beverage Day is all about enjoying your favorite drink. Whether it’s hot or cold, served in a cup with ice, poured from a blender and topped with an umbrella, or sipped from a hot mug from your favorite coffee shop, the chances are likely that one of Monin’s many flavors make your drink special.
Primarily a B2B company, Monin manufactures, bottles, and supplies America’s top restaurant chains, coffee shops, and food-service operators with its flavored products. While Monin has an array of widely known flavors, like vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, blackberry, and lemon, Monin is also known for its innovative flavors like Strawberry Rose, Golden Turmeric and Dragon Fruit.
Founded in France in 1912, Monin is a 3rd generation, family-owned, and operated global company. Monin’s U.S. headquarters are in Clearwater, Florida, where they produce 90,000 – 100,000 bottles of flavoring a day – an average of 25,000,000 per year. One of the reasons Monin selected a Clearwater home base was because of the proximity to the Florida Everglades and the pure cane sugar that comes from that region, which is a key ingredient in Monin’s products.
December 22nd 2020
If you’ve ever lit a candle, chances are the wick came from Florida!
America’s love of candles ignites an estimated $3.14 billion in annual retail sales. Kicking off with Black Friday, the months of November and December usher in a flurry of holidays including Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. December accounts for nearly 35% of yearly candle sales. In Florida, a Pompano Beach-based manufacturer, Wicks Unlimited, makes the wicks that enables us to enjoy the aroma and flickering flame of our favorite candle.
“There is a science behind why people love candles,” says Wicks Unlimited Vice President Cory Rau, “and it’s the lighting of the wick—where the science comes in – that makes the magic of candlelight both compelling and relaxing.”
December 4th 2020
The holiday season is finally here, and one must ask, is eating just one cookie enough? Leading the world as the biggest cookie bakers and eaters, the U.S. spends more than $550 million annually. One dry food manufacturer located in Lakeland, Florida, takes making their holiday treats seriously and works hard behind-the-scenes to ensure those packages are on store shelves in time.
Compass Blending takes ingredients like sugar, flour, and salt and creates shelf-stable products that are used throughout the food industry and offer convenience to our everyday lives. Some products you may recognize are the Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix at Williams Sonoma or the Honey Almond Pound Cake Mix at the World Market, amongst others.
December 1st 2020
In 2012, Giving Tuesday was born to create a day to spread kindness and to encourages the generosity of giving. Happening on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday inspires people across the world to help those that need it the most. For one Florida manufacturer, they are dedicated to giving back to their local community, employees and beyond –– all year long.
Expert Shutter Solutions, a hurricane shutter manufacturer located in Port St. Lucie, consistently leads its industry in sales, production, innovation, and efficiency. It’s the company’s commitment to their employees and local community, however, that catapulted them into a finalist spot in the 2020 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.