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Made In Utah

The manufacturing companies of Utah are the unsung heroes. The invisible talent that creates, molds, and betters our lives on

a daily basis. From the time we get up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night, we are surrounded by “made in Utah” products. These employees silently drive the economy. They quietly improve our lives and impact our days, in many cases without us even recognizing it. Their contribution to the state economy is significant. However, I would submit their contribution to our quality of life and the way we enjoy our lives is far greater.

As a way of calling attention to our local manufacturing companies, we’re excited to share their stories with you, on our weekly TV segment Made4Utah, which airs every Thursday, between 4PM-5PM, on Channel 4. Thank you to our sponsor, Tunex Complete Car Care (also a Utah company), for their generous underwriting.

Todd Bingham, UMA President

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Date:                     June 28th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Caspers Ice Cream

“Life Never Tasted So Good,” for Casper’s Ice Cream from 1925 to present

RICHMOND, Utah (ABC4Utah) – The motto at Casper’s Ice Cream is, “Life Never Tasted So Good.” Most Utahns are familiar with the makers of the famous Fat Boy ice cream sandwich, and that it’s had its own good life since 1925 when the company was created in Richmond.

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Date:                     June 21st, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Taffy Town

One of the sweetest things made in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The company’s name alone can bring a smile to your face – Taffy Town. Jason Glade, the President and CEO of the Salt Lake City – based gourmet taffy manufacturer says his great-grandfather launched the business more than one hundred years ago when he and his daughter started making candy out of their kitchen to sell around the neighborhood. He fell in love with making candy and Utahns fell in love with the product.

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Date:                     June 11th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Valley View Granite

What you need to know before choosing stone for your home, office

TREMONTON, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – With so many options on the market today, selecting the right stone, natural or man-made, for your design project can be somewhat overwhelming. To help guide us through the process of choosing what’s right for you, we turned to the experts at Valley View Granite based in Tremonton. Valley View Granite has additional locations in Layton, Salt Lake City and Idaho Falls.

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Date:                     June 6th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Brody Chemical 

Is your laundry detergent made in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Do you ever wonder where the ingredients of your favorite products come from? It’s likely that a Utah based company, Brody Chemical headquartered in Salt Lake City, are manufacturing the chemicals that go into those products.

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Date:                     May 30th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Bean Trailer (winner of the UMA’s “coolest thing made in Utah” contest)   

Have you seen the coolest thing made in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The odds are that you’ve seen one of those colorful, pint-sized campers known as Bean Trailers rolling down a Utah roadway. They were named The Coolest Thing Made in Utah by the Utah Manufacturers Association in March 2019.

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Date:                 May 23th, 2019

Manufacturer:    Easton Technical Products 

Utah company aims to improve archery techniques and equipment

MADE 4 UTAH Segment featuring Easton Archery. Easton Technical Products started in 1922 with archery products. Archery is a great sport for anyone at any skill level.

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Date:                 May 16th, 2019

Manufacturer:    PowerBlanket

See how a Utah company is beating seasonal construction challenges

MADE 4 UTAH Segment featuring Powerblanket. Powerblanket started in 2004 and not only makes an impact on the manufacturing industry, but provides amazing opportunities to the community.           

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Date:                 May 9th, 2019

Manufacturer:    Creminelli Fine Meats

Passionate food lovers creating fine meats and cheese snacks in Utah

Made4Utah: Creminelli Fine Meats elevates the snacking experience for people on the go.            

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Date:                 May 2nd, 2019

Manufacturer:    Unita Mattress

What you need to know before buying a new mattress

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Experts say that getting enough quality sleep is an important contributor to overall good health and what you sleep on can impact the quality of your sleep. Schuyler Northstrom is President and CEO of Uinta Mattress, based in Salt Lake                   

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Date:                  April 25th, 2019

Manufacturer:    Mountain View Mushsrooms

Ever wondered how a mushroom comes to be?

Mountain View Mushrooms, located in Fillmore, is the largest producer of fresh mushrooms in the Intermountain West.                                               

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Date:                  April 18th, 2019

Manufacturer:    Otto Bock Manufacturing

Who knew that the world leader in external prosthetics, with research, design and manufacturing teams based in the Beehive State?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – This week, we shine the Made4Utah spotlight on a company called Ottobock Manufacturing. Ottobock is the world leader in external prosthetics, with research, design and manufacturing teams based in the Beehive State. 

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Date:                     April 11th, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                    

Manufacturer:       Bean Trailer (winner of the UMA’s “coolest thing made in Utah” contest)   

Have you seen the coolest thing made in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The odds are that you’ve seen one of those colorful, pint-sized campers known as Bean Trailers rolling down a Utah roadway. They were named The Coolest Thing Made in Utah by the Utah Manufacturers Association in March 2019.

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