Challenges of Growth

Western Innovations, Inc is a highly diverse contract packaging company in Denver, CO.  In their 51,000 sq. ft. plant, Western Innovations is able to provide packaging to a wide variety of food, vitamin, cleaning products, non-food items and more.  Jerry Jernigan started the business about 40 years ago. Mr. Jernigan turned to SBA 504 financing because of the low down payment option.  Without the SBA 504 program, in Mr. Jernigan’s opinion, his business would likely cease to exist.  Jerry believes that purchasing his building was a matter of survival for his business.

Western Innovations started with 9 employees and has more than doubled in size.  Admittedly, Mr. Jernigan confesses that one of the biggest challenges he has had to face for the company is labor.  The business has a number of orders and at times, he struggles to find the right people for the job.  Having enough employees to cover growing business demands is key.

Western Innovations, Inc. is Colorado’s leader in Automated Packaging & assembly Services.  They are able to help businesses with packaging design, production and fulfillment needs.  Their Food Packaging area is AIB Certified, cGMP Compliant, Organic Certified, Gluten-Free Certified and FDA Registered.

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