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Production Products Mfg.
Phone: (314) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: b***@***.net
Production Products Inc
1285 Dunn Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63138
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1978, Production Products is a Hispanic owned minority business, certified by the SBA and the Minority Business Council. We are Hubzone Certified by the...   more
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SLMBC Monthly Newsletter
www.slmbc.org, 8 Jan 2010 [cached]
Barry Corona, president of Production Products, Manufacturing and Sales, received the BOF 2007 New Product Introduction Award for his innovation and technological prowess.
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Barry Corona, Award Recipient and the "Enduradyne Mobile Shelter System"
Production Products tops $20 million in defense market - 2004-08-30 - St. Louis Business Journal
stlouis.bizjournals.com, 30 Aug 2004 [cached]
"Our clients are really busy when the United States has enemies," said Barry Corona, president of Production Products.
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Wanting to spend more time at home, Corona left his job at an aerospace component supply firm in St. Louis and started Production Products in 1978.
The firm's early focus was making gaskets and seals for the chemical industry.Monsanto was the firm's largest customer, and business was humming until December 1984.Then, a gas leak at a chemical plant in Bhopal, India, killed some 3,800 people.
"This almost destroyed our business," Corona said."After the accident, the chemical industry was decimated, and our sales dropped.We had to move quickly.I attended several SBA (Small Business Administration) courses on doing business with the government."
Soon thereafter, Corona went to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and U.S. Army Troop Support Command (TROSCOM) in St. Louis to land new business.
"I went in there and saw that they did not buy the products that I made," Corona said."Instead of having them ask me what I sold, I asked them, 'What do you buy?' They basically showed me what they had a need for, and they pushed us into textiles."
Starting with that first transaction, Production Products gradually increased its sales to AMCOM and TROSCOM, continuing to sell to them even after they left St. Louis in the late 1990s.
"It was a tough nut to crack," Corona said."Their quality standards are stringent.We picked products that had the shortest path to develop and produce, and started making them."
Corona said that being minority-owned has been helpful to his business, but that this distinction does not outweigh the importance of marketing your product.
Safe Tents
www.komu.com, 26 July 2003 [cached]
Barry Corona, Production Products president, says, "It's ideal for any existing building," despite the noise from the generator used to inflate the bio-chemical tent.
The Saint Louis-based company's been supplying haz-mat shelters, body bags and tents to the military since the early 1990s.
Corona says, "It travels on Air Force One, with the president wherever he goes."Now, Corona's marketing his chem-bio protection tents locally.Starting in Fulton, he's touring the U.S. with a full-size model.The Enviro Shelter has been set up to function as a field hospital.
Safe Tents
www.komu.com, 5 Mar 2003 [cached]
Barry Corona, Production Products president, says, "It's ideal for any existing building," despite the noise from the generator used to inflate the bio-chemical tent.
The Saint Louis-based company's been supplying haz-mat shelters, body bags and tents to the military since the early 1990s.
Corona says, "It travels on Air Force One, with the president wherever he goes."Now, Corona's marketing his chem-bio protection tents locally.Starting in Fulton, he's touring the U.S. with a full-size model.The Enviro Shelter has been set up to function as a field hospital.In case of a chemical attack, workers demonstrate how a patient can be treated and decontaminated without infecting others.
Corona wants to sell his products to police and fire departments, who would be the first responders in case of a bio-chemical attack.
Helpful Articles
sbm.sbmin.com, 29 Nov 2001 [cached]
Barry Corona, chairman of the Lemay Center for Composite Technology, the organization that manufacturers the composite materials, said the Navy and several subcontractors developed the plastic composite for the superstructure of modern warships.
"The ship superstructures are getting so heavy with all the electronic and radar gear, they need to cut down the weight, but yet maintain strength," said Corona, who is also owner of Production Products."This composite material is stronger than steel, and it doesn't rust."
When properly drywalled, the frame is also fire-resistant, according to Thomas."As for insulation, the side walls are R-26 and the roof is R-40," he said.
"As taxpayers, we've been paying for all this technology and little has come out to us as consumers," Corona said."What we see in these homes is the latest in high technology being transitioned down to homes that all consumers can benefit from."
Corona said composite plastics have become a way of life for Americans."Composites may seem like a new word, but composites have actually been creeping into our lives," he said.
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