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A USA Factory Powered by Sunshine

In RADIUS on May 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm
We put as much thought into the making of RADIUS® products as we do the design of them.

Almost 30 years ago, we bought and renovated a historic feed mill in Kutztown, Pennsylvania not far from the storied steel plants of Bethlehem.

We make, package and ship all our products from this facility in small batches, keeping complete control over production from start to finish to ensure quality stays up to our standards – the best of the best.

In March 2011, we went a step further, installing a 50,000 Kilowatt solar-panel
system on the factory roof. Each year since, RADIUS has been able to generate enough electricity to power roughly 15 homes straight from the Pennsylvania sun, offsetting 210 metric tons of carbon, the equivalent of 45 acres of healthy trees. Thanks to ultra-efficient machinery and savvy production schedules, solar power accounts for more than 67%, or more than two-thirds, of electricity at the RADIUS plant.

 

We might be a small company, but our efforts are big in this right. To compare, Wal-Mart has 335 renewable energy projects in operation or under development, however, solar power still only accounts for about 25% of its electricity. While commercial solar projects are typically concentrated in sunnier climates like those of California and Arizona or states with major incentive programs, like Massachusetts, we make every one of our panels count.

 

We’re almost as proud of our plant as we are of its products. Clean teeth and clean air – our stock in trade.

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The Kelsey Family Farm

In (b)RADIUS Bunch, RADIUS on January 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Everyone at RADIUS is a dedicated team member and works extremely hard to bring you the products that you expect from us, but we’re not just about toothbrushes. We also do some pretty cool things outside of RADIUS and Jennifer Stone, our International Sales Manager, has an awesome (in our humble opinion) story to tell…

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My sister and her husband Chris are the owners/proprietors of Kelsey Family Farm, located in Brush Prairie, Washington.

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 They use all sustainable organic permaculture methods and non-GMO feed to grow and distribute eggs, pork, lamb, poultry, fleeces, wool yarn, and honey from their hives.

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They raise rare heritage breeds on the farm including American Guinea Hogs, Icelandic and Shetland Sheep,

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and free range turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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They also have about 175 free range chickens to produce eggs for the local natural food store, “New Season’s.”

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My sister’s home in Brush Prairie, WA was built in the late 1800’s by one of the original settlers to the area and was farmed by a family of Finnish descent.

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 They left a permanent legacy of their culture in the purpose built sauna/sweat lodge still in use on the farm. The barn is an amazing structure listed on the Washington state registry of historic barns.

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My daughter, a photographer, helps on the farm. In fact we’ve dubbed her the “chicken wrangler.”

*Photos courtesy of Jennifer’s daughter, Lauren

Happy Birthday, RADIUS!

In (b)RADIUS Bunch, RADIUS on November 26, 2014 at 7:34 pm

RADIUS Turned 33 on November 23rd! (Don’t worry. You don’t look a day over 32 😉 )

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In honor of RADIUS’s Birthday, we hosted a Tribute to RADIUS Contest where we asked all of our employees to submit their Tribute to RADIUS. It could be a drawing, story, poem, whatever they wanted to use to express how they feel about RADIUS!

Our 2 Finalists and winner were chosen today…

Since RADIUS got it’s start in New York City, our Inside Sales Manager, Chrissy decided to add a little RADIUS to the Statue of Liberty…
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Kelly, our Administrative Assistant, put her baking skills to the test with this delicious RADIUS themed brownie. She also said her tribute is a “zero waste” product since everyone ate it and there wasn’t any left :-)…

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And the Winner is…

Kelly! Kelly won 2 round trip Bieber Bus tickets to New York City to see where RADIUS got it’s start! Congratulations!

We also want to thank all of our loyal fans and (b)RADIUS Bunch members who have supported us over the past 33 years. We look forward to (at least) 33 more!

– the entire RADIUS Team

No, Seriously…We’re Happy Just to be Nominated

In In the News, RADIUS on October 20, 2014 at 3:19 pm

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Have you ever watched the Oscars, Grammys, or any other award show and thought, “Yea right, I’m sure they’re just happy to be nominated. I don’t believe that for a second?” Well, we’re hear to tell you that being happy just to be nominated can actually happen.

RADIUS was nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Award (which was super awesome in and of itself) and then imagine our excitement when we come to find out that out of hundreds of entries in our Style category we were a chosen finalist!

We work really hard to make our company and the products that we produce the best that they can be and to have that recognized in such a big way was a huge honor.

The winners were chosen on Friday October 17th and, sadly, RADIUS did not win. Are we a little disappointed? Of course, but we knew the competition was steep and all the companies who did win were well-deserving and we couldn’t be more excited for them. As cliché as it sounds, we were really  honored to be included in such an exclusive group of companies and we congratulate each and every one of them.

Now, with only a few more months left in 2014, we’re looking forward to 2015 and all the the things that it can bring. If we’re nominated again next year hopefully we’ll win, but if not, make no mistake… we’ll still be happy just to be nominated.

To each and every person who voted for us, we thank you so much for your support! We’ll see you again next year.

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Click our Martha Stewart American Made page below to see what being American Made means to us!

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Find Common Ground with RADIUS

In In the News, RADIUS on October 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

September was National Yoga Month and Common Ground Magazine wanted to honor all the yogi’s out there! We were super excited to be included in their annual and widely popular yoga issue!

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