Kala earns food certification

Members of Kala in Orem pose with a Global Food Safety Initiative certification. 

Kala receives food safety certification

Kala, an Orem digital and flexographic package printer, received Global Food Safety Initiative certification Oct. 2. This GFSI standard has become one of the most important and vastly accepted certification systems to help meet the globalized market demands for food safety across the supply chain.

“As a converter, Kala is not part of the food supply chain and not required to incorporate GFSI; however, we voluntarily chose to proceed through the arduous certification journey in order to help our regulated customers feel a level of trust, assurance and acceptance as they work towards meeting their standards,” says Brian Harris, Kala director of quality and compliance. “All of our employees have been champions of the process which paid off with a high score.”

Provo ad agency earns multiple national awards

Relic, a Provo-based advertising agency, recently won three silver 2018 W³ Awards. Now in its 13th year, the W³ Awards are sanctioned by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), which serves as the standard of excellence for digital media design, production and distribution.

“W³ Silver Awards winners are chosen by our peers in the industry and it is great to see Relic’s creative and digital teams recognized in this way,” said Adam Stoker, president and CEO of Relic. “Our team makes me exceptionally proud that the work they do for tourism and entertainment clients broke through the digital din. Relic couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Relic won three silver awards for their campaigns for Cedar City, Tuacahn Amphitheatre and Moab. Formed two years ago, Relic has previously been recognized for its advertising and digital campaigns. In 2017, the Utah Business Magazine awarded Relic a Utah Sales And Marketing of the Year (SAMY) award for its content marketing campaign for the Uintah County Office of Tourism.

Delta Disaster Services to open new Provo location

Delta Disaster Services, a national franchise brand that provides restoration services to commercial and residential properties, announced that it has inked a franchise agreement with entrepreneurs Derek and Kristin Acker to open a location serving Provo and the Wasatch Front. It is slated to open in December.

Owned and operated locally by Derek and Kristin Acker, Delta Disaster Services of Wasatch Front will provide a restoration solution to people who encounter a loss — whether through flood and water damage; smoke and fire damage; or mold damage and environmental testing. The Ackers, along with business partner Chad Harris, have an extensive background in the restoration and residential and commercial services industry, including owning a water restoration company and multiple Chem-Dry Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning franchises.

“The Provo area experiences a lot of flood damage, unfortunately,” said Acker, owner of Delta Disaster Services of Provo. “We feel that the services we will offer and our insurance-friendly approach will be valuable to the area. I’m proud to be able to help alleviate stress for residents across the Provo and Wasatch Front communities who experience a loss and assist in getting them back on their feet.”

Currently, Delta Disaster Services has operations in 17 markets, including its corporately-run territory in Denver.

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely