Most of us don’t wake up thinking about bulk bags (unless you’re Marty Dilworth). In fact, we often see bags as a necessity for our operations but not often a threat or an asset. When is the last time you considered the consequences of using the wrong bag?
“MiniBulk's culture encourages me to think deeply. Lively conversations are happening and there's lots to be learned. I am expected to grow in my role and help the MiniBulk Team evolve.”
In case we haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, let me introduce myself before I get too far ahead. My name is Jason Gordon and I am the New Product Development Manager at MiniBulk.
While I have only had the privilege of being at MiniBulk for the past five months, I have worked with several companies over my 20+ year business development career. From the manufacturing sector to the performance industry to the engineering industry, I have immersed myself in diverse working environments and collaborated with individuals that sharply differ in working styles. I suppose you could say that I have been around the block in the corporate world.
If there’s one idea that, I believe, cannot be understated is that a company’s culture defines the success of a company, no matter how great the products are (or aren’t).
What a difference a quarter makes!
As we entered 2020, the idea that we would find ourselves in one of the great fights of the new millennium was certainly not on our mind. Nor was it a discussion around the boardroom or kitchen table. Yet, here we are, living a new - albeit strange existence.
What do you get when you wrap a polyethylene bag within a super-strong polypropylene shell? You get the next generation of reusable and recyclable inflatable dunnage bags from MiniBulk!
When was the last time you went to the doctor?
Some people wait until the last possible moment to see a doctor, while others take a more proactive approach. Some people will never visit a doctor until they absolutely must, and others not at all.
When it’s time to go, you are usually asked to describe what’s going on and what is troubling you. That is not always the easiest thing to do as vocalizing your troubles doesn’t always translate properly.
For example, you may have a “headache”.
Occupational Health and Safety standards have come a long way over the past couple hundred years. Today’s worker enjoys a standard of safety that was unheard of even a few decades ago.
Compared to what workers had to deal with at the start of the Industrial Revolution and prior, today’s employees enjoy the benefits of a safety conscious society.
In all my years at MiniBulk, I can say without hesitation that the coolest part about this job is how often we get to see how everyday products are made right here in Canada. You might be surprised to learn just how many things are made between Tofino and Truro.
We all know that bulk bags are incredibly versatile. Whether you’re building a temporary dam, selling premium top soil, or mixing some fertilizer for the crops, bulk bags can lend a helping hand in many different ways. As long as the material is granular and can flow freely, there is really nothing you can’t haul around in these super-strong plastic totes.
If you visit our website (and you should), you can see that the major focus of our business is dedicated to bulk bags. These heavy-duty, flexible containers are used around the globe to ship all manner of granular goods.
From the organic growing medium you plant your seeds in to the exporting of your harvested crops, bulk bags are essential to a growing number of consumers all over the planet.
Can you think of any other bulk container that costs pennies per kilo to move your materials? When figuring out the most efficient method of transporting your bulk goods, it’s very difficult to find anything comparable to the tried, tested, and true MiniBulk bag.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding what makes a bulk bag “food grade”.
Off the top of my head, I can think of the following entities that offer guidelines on food grade packaging: AIB (American Institute of Bakers), CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), ISO 22000 (International Organization for Standardization), BRC (British Retail Consortium), and the latest, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative).