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MADE Winners - Manufacturer Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 1, 2019

CandyCo Inc. / Signa Scents

signascents.com

 
Year founded: 2010
 
Number of employees: 3
 
Top official: Candy Padgett, CEO/president
 
Company description: Organic and vegan body products and medicinal skincare safe for the whole family
 
Target market: Women (and men) 25- 65+
 
Company growth: “This company has grown from being made in a home kitchen, eventually overtaking our house, to producing 120-300 products at a time for some of our top-selling products, all in small batches for quality. We have shipped all over the U.S. every week, for years, and just opened up our wholesale side …”
 
How did you originally come up with the concept for your product? “Most all of my products were developed out of a ‘need,’ including arthritis pain, healing of skin issues, organic options for deodorant and sunscreens, and anti- aging creams that were organic based and more effective than the artificial creams in the mainstream marketplace. Previously traveling for Lancome, was trained in skincare, but loved natural skin regimens even as a teenager and young girl. Was approached from a similar business previously due to my business savvy of building businesses from scratch, and impeccable sales record working for major TV networks such as NBC, ABC and PAX TV.”
 
What are your future goals for the product? “This is the year for another expansion into a warehouse setting, employing those women who have graduated from a year-long program, previously incarcerated but needing jobs to responsibly go back into society and rebuild relationships with their children and families.”  
 

K9000 Dog Wash USA

K9000dogwash.com


Year founded: 2018
 
Number of employees: 6-8
 
Top official: Pete Peterson, president
 
Company description: Self-serve dog wash machine at convenient locations
 
Target market: Dirty dogs and pet owners where clean dogs can be had other than washing them at home
 
Company growth: “This is an early- stage company representing the North American operations of the Tru Blu K9000 Dog Wash, a successful Australian company. K9000 Dog Wash USA works with our manufacturing partner, Manufacturing Methods.”
 
How did you originally come up with the concept for your product? “The idea for a coin/bill operated self-serve dog wash machine was born from the coin-operated car wash industry. Seeing idle car wash customers waiting with their dogs for cars to be washed and car wash owners wanting to expand business hours to 24 X 7 and create additional revenue, the K9000 Dog Wash was created and launched in 2006. Made of the highest quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship K9000 were built then, and continue to be manufactured now here in Leland with the same care and quality.”
 
What are your future goals for the product? “There are plans for additional machine models and the potential for white label machines for larger customers that desire their own branded look. The machines come with organic and safe shampoo, conditioner and optional flea and tick solutions that are ultimately planned to be made locally adding further to the local economy.”

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