2019: The Year in Review at Glen Copack

From new machinery to new customers, Glen Copack highlights an exciting year of growth and change.

2019 was most certainly a year to remember at Glen Copack.

The highlight of the year came with our move into the renovated Glen Copack facility in the Arc of Schuyler’s 203 12th Street building.

One of the major benefits of the new, bigger kettle is an increase in capacity. For 2019 our output combined the use of our old kitchen and the new.

For the year we produced more than 4,700 gallons of product for all of our customers combined. That equates to just over 52,000 total units of various sizes.

The first ingredient added to the new kettle during the testing phase.
The first ingredient added to the new kettle during the testing phase.

Glen Copack Customers

In addition to our new work space and machinery, we’ve also worked with some incredible new customers both local and out of state.

Glen Copack was happy to have Jerlando’s Ristorante as our first customer to utilize the new kettle in 2019. Jerlando’s has been a Watkins Glen fixture since 1993 and it was important for Glen Copack to work with this local business to produce their pizza sauce.

Glen Copack producing Jerlando’s Ristorante Pizza Sauce.

We were proud to work with another local staple, Maria’s Tavern to produce their famed blue cheese dressing. Located in the heart of Watkins Glen, Maria’s is popular amongst locals and traveler’s alike. They decided it was time to produce their handmade blue cheese dressing so that their customers could take it home with them.

Glen Copack utilizing the kettle to mix a batch of Maria’s Tavern Blue Cheese Dressing.

Glen Copack also worked with two time Chopped Champion on Food Network, Melodie Asseraf to produce her subscription baking boxes for her company Baking FOMO.

Baking FOMO is a fun and stress free way to bake at home with ingredients pre-measured and prepared by us for you! Just follow the directions for a unique and sweet treat made at home. Glen Copack was thrilled to start working with this company in 2019.

Professional Growth

Glen Copack staff are encouraged to gain more education by attending food manufacturing symposiums and conferences. In 2019 our Director of Business Services, Wendy Shutter and our Business Manager, Kelly Miller attended the Grow-NY Food and Agricultural Summit.

This event and organization focuses on how to advance and support local food and agricultural enterprises in New York State. By showcasing academic and commercial resources, Grow-NY wants to expand the market for upstate startups and businesses.

As a small business serving production needs in and beyond Schuyler County, it’s important for Glen Copack to explore these events and learn more about how to maximize potential.

The 2019 Grow-NY Food and Agricultural Summit

Glen Copack also welcomed new employees in 2019. Operated by The Arc of Schuyler, Glen Copack is proud to offer employment opportunities for people with varying abilities within the community.

Marketing Efforts

Glen Copack started creating a presence on social media with our new facebook page facebook.com/glencopackmanufacturing/ . In addition to a new Facebook, Glen Copack also started the blog that you’re reading now!

We appreciate you keeping up with our blog and social media accounts. If you don’t already follow Glen Copack on Facebook, go ahead and give us a like!

What’s Ahead In 2020…

Glen Copack is excited for what 2020 will bring. We hope it brings more great customers, professional growth, more conferences, and more opportunities to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

We have already won a feature in AM&T’s 2020 Photo Calendar Contest! AM&T (Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology) will feature a picture from Glen Copack for the month of June, 2020.

The photo that was selected is showing our 100 gallon kettle during its inaugural run producing Jerlando’s Ristorante & Pizza Co. pizza sauce earlier in 2019.

We are honored to have been selected for AM&T’s calendar and hope that you can get a copy for your home!

Needless to say we’ve been pretty busy at Glen Copack, but this is just the beginning!

Work With Us

Are you a start-up, entrepreneur, or an established restaurant looking to produce and bottle your favorite recipe? Start off 2020 by helping your business expand with Glen Copack.

Contact us today to begin your co-packing journey with us!

Thank you to our staff, our customers, and The Arc of Schuyler for an incredible year at Glen Copack.