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Makers Nutrition - Company of the Year

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Company: Makers Nutrition, Hauppauge, NY, USA
Company Description: Makers Nutrition is a fast-growing manufacturer of dietary supplements specializing in capsules, tablets, powders, softgels, and liquids. Our mission is to provide dietary supplement companies a full turnkey solution for contract manufacturing, order fulfillment, packaging, graphic design, and customer service.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Manufacturing - Small

Nomination Title: Makers Nutrition

Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since 1 January 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

Honored to be recognized as the GOLD recipient of Company of the Year in the 2018American Business Awards.2017 was an astounding year for Makers Nutrition. We experienced tremendous growth, adding another facility--our largest--investing in a variety of new equipment, installing a state-of-the-art, fully-customized Customer Relationship Management software system, and investing in extensive follow-up training for all associates. The changes have allowed us to revamp our websites, expand our graphic design capabilities and staff, expand our sales and customer service departments and double our sales. Makers Nutrition now proudly offers 22 different stock products in addition to the 40+ stock products on stocksoftgels.com. All products are conveniently ready to go at quantities as low as 500 bottles. It is not unusual for our competitors to have minimums of 1,500, 2,500, or even 5,000 bottles. This simply disqualifies too many budding entrepreneurs. Our clients do not necessarily want to bring in outside investment and they do not want to lose the time value of their ideas. We know they want to hit the market with their own brand as soon as possible. Makers Nutrition makes that happen for our clients, as we build strong relationships with our clients, one bottle at a time.

Customization is a theme at Makers Nutrition, as we are a premier custom manufacturing dietary supplement company. We have found it is wise to plan and implement customized systems to utilize internally. Makers Nutrition’s upgraded cGMP training program has set our employees up with improved tools and resources to carry out their responsibilities. Our managers collectively assessed our current employees’ knowledge in their tasks and coordinated how the company should go about bringing current employees up to where they should be in order to carry out their tasks thoroughly and accurately. The management team then revamped our already-existing training program for new employees. Sales representatives now undergo a three-month training period. During this time, veteran sales representatives let beginners listen in on theirs, and eventually start critiquing on what can be improved. We have taken feedback from the sales team on how well they feel it works, compared to how well business is doing, and the results match! Both are only improving business for Makers Nutrition.

Expanding graphic design and packaging solutions have also made a direct impact on a more convenient and prolific system of production. We now have some of the best graphic designers on our team, so the labels we offer to customers and their positive responses to these labels prove we are doing something right. Nutritional packaging should look attractive yes, but the packaging is crucial in terms of the law and people’s safety. Our professional graphic designers stay ahead of the game, warning our clients of the dangers they could run into if their product defies FDA regulations and legal compliance. We take our responsibility of keeping our clients out of murky legal issues and their customers out of harm’s way. Fortunately, we are always on the ball with compliance and produce the full package, free of headaches.

Excellent customer service is the cornerstone of our business and we knew that our growth would slow or stop if we compromised even slightly on service. Sales and management play major roles in keeping our steady pace. From collagen to super foods, hair care products to fish oils, and vitamins specifically for men or women, old or young, we offer our clients the chance to offer a whole line of products under their own brand name for a very modest cost.

Our overwhelming number of positive reviews proves the caliber at which we try our best to function. Makers Nutrition is the leading company in the nutritional supplement industry for a reason, many actually. And from what has been expressed above, hopefully the pride mentioned earlier shows through.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of this organization since the beginning of 2017 (up to 150 words).

-Makers Nutrition now proudly offers 22 different stock products in addition to the 40+ stock products on stocksoftgels.com.
-All products are conveniently ready to go at quantities as low as 500 bottles. It is not unusual for our competitors to have minimums of 1,500, 2,500, or even 5,000 bottles.
-This simply disqualifies too many budding entrepreneurs.
-Our clients do not necessarily want to bring in outside investment and they do not want to lose the time value of their ideas.
-We know they want to hit the market with their own brand as soon as possible. Makers Nutrition makes that happen for our clients, as we build strong relationships with our clients, one bottle at a time.

Of the following measures of success, which ONE do you want the judges to most appreciate about your organization's story of achievement since the beginning of 2017? Fast Growth