CAW Industries celebrates 40 years of Willard Water
RAPID CITY, S.D. — CAW Industries on Monday announced the 40-year anniversary of its Willard Water product.
Founder of the company John Willard, Sr., was a professor of chemistry at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and former chemistry instructor at the Virginia Military Institute who had worked on the United States’ atomic and plutonium bomb development teams during, and immediately after, World War II. Willard invented his Willard Water in 1964 while seeking to develop a high-density trace mineral water derived from fossilized organics in lignite.
"Forty years in business is a very significant milestone, and we’re incredibly proud to be here," stated John Willard III, CEO of CAW Industries. "I can say with complete confidence that my grandfather had no idea his ‘serendipitous’ discovery that day in the lab would lead our family down this path and create a successful business that would still be going strong after 40 years. It truly is a remarkable accomplishment, and we’re incredibly grateful to the many partners, friends and customers whose strong support and loyalty have driven our success over the last 40 years."
CAW Industries recently launched a new PlantCatalyst product that will help anchor growth in the coming years, Willard said. "Despite the fact that we’ve been in business for 40 years, we still feel like we have a long way to go and that many exciting growth opportunities remain," Willard continued. "The last five years have been the strongest period of growth in our company’s history, and there are still many more ways in which my grandfather’s invention can be used that have yet to be fully explored."
CBS’ "60 Minutes" news program last year featured a segment on CAW Industries’ Willard Water product.
Extend Nutrition introduces line of 17 diabetes-friendly snacks
ST. LOUIS — Extend Nutrition recently launched its line of diabetes-friendly snacks that helps prevent severe low blood sugar while people with diabetes sleep.
With 17 flavors available across the line Extend Nutrition is made with real food ingredients, including lean protein, healthy fats and complex, low-glycemic carbohydrates that convert slowly to blood sugar, the company reported. Invented by Francine Kaufman, former president of the American Diabetes Association, Extend Nutrition Bars, Shakes, Crisps and Drizzles are made with a patented formula that is clinically proven to help control blood sugar for up to nine hours, the company added.
To help promote the brand, Extend Nutrition is participating in local events in Pittsburgh and San Diego in November.
Carex Health acquires the ThermiPaq Hot & Cold Therapy brand
NORWELL, Mass. — Carex Health Brands announced the acquisition of the ThermiPaq Hot & Cold Therapy brand along with other associated assets from Thermionics Corp.
“We have always admired the ThermiPaq brand and its leadership in the clay hot/cold segment,” stated Matt McElduff, president of Carex Health Brands." The ThermiPaq products are a perfect fit for the Carex portfolio of hot/cold brands including the market-leading Bed Buddy moist heat ThermaTherapy brand and our TheraMed brand. This acquisition further solidifies our leadership in the market and allows Carex to improve service to our existing customers through an expanded hot/cold portfolio.”
“Carex Health Brands has long been respected for many of the same values as ThermiPaq, including quality, value and integrity,” noted Gregg Harwood, founder of Thermionics. “I am pleased to hand over the reins to a company which shares my passion for improving the well-being of others.”