Hazel Technologies Inc. announces a partnership with Yakima, Washington-based produce packaging distributor H.R. Spinner Corporation. Spinner is a packaging solutions provider in the region for commodities including apples, cherries, pears and other fresh produce items.
While Spinner started off supplying Washington's Yakima Valley with wooden shook for tree fruit fledglings, it quickly worked its way into assembled wood crates for the apple and pear packers in the area. Its product line and service area has continually grown and it now has a portfolio that includes corrugated cartons and box machines alongside other integral packaging like pulp trays, poly bags and fruit wrap.
While corrugated cartons and box machines are at the heart of the portfolio, supplying packaging solutions for customers is central to the company’s mission. With the expansion of usage of Hazel Tech products in the Pacific Northwest in recent years, the two companies began discussing how each company could complement each other to increase value. Following those discussions, Spinner has definitively agreed to ship a range of Hazel’s growing product lines, including but not limited to, Hazel 100™ bin and box sachets, Hazel CA™ and Hazel Datica™. Hazel Tech will remain the sole sales agent of its products with H.R. Spinner providing logistical support.
Right: Patrick Flynn
“We are continuously educating ourselves on the needs of customers and finding ways to help them use new solutions that improve their postharvest experience,” said Ed Jewett, president at H.R. Spinner. “Staying on top of innovation has driven our success as a company and working with Hazel Tech will continue to push us forward in the industry.”
“H.R. Spinner’s reputation and extensive logistics network will allow us to provide a new level of service to our rapidly expanding group of grower, packer and shipper customers,” said Patrick Flynn, co-founder and CMO at Hazel Technologies.