Pelican BioThermal Among the Inaugural Class of Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners Named by Twin Cities Business Magazine

Pelican BioThermal recognized alongside Minnesota manufacturing powerhouses H.B. Fuller, Mercury Mosaics, Smude Enterprises and Starkey Hearing Technologies.

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Sean Dveris, Pelican BioThermal director of operations, accepted the award on the company’s behalf
Sean Dveris, Pelican BioThermal director of operations, accepted the award on the company’s behalf

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature-controlled packaging, was honored September 26, 2019 byTwin Cities Businessas one of five winners at the magazine’s first-ever Manufacturing Excellence Awards program. The publication noted the winners “demonstrate that creative thinking is just as fundamental to Minnesota’s manufacturers as it is to the state’s tech sector.”

To select the winners,Twin Cities Businessdrew from a variety of criteria including each company’s competitive advantages, growth and profitability, new initiatives, operational excellence, workforce development and sustainability efforts. Especially noteworthy was Pelican BioThermal’s 90% increase in its temperature-controlled container fleet — and accompanying 90% increase in revenue — over the last year.

In recent years,Pelican BioThermal has also embarked on a radical expansion ofitsCrēdo™ on Demand shipper rental program used by the life sciences industry to safely transport life-saving pharmaceuticals, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. The company has added new service centers and network stations around the globe to return, refurbish and condition its temperature-controlled packaging for reuse. Reusable containers now make up 60% of Pelican BioThermal’s revenue and the company continues to focus on sustainability to reduce packaging waste and carbon emissions.

“We’re very proud to be among the inaugural class of Manufacturing Excellence Award recipients fromTwin Cities Business,” said Sean Dveris, director of operations at Pelican BioThermal. “Minnesota has an impressive and innovative manufacturing community and we’re honored to be considered among the best of the best.”

Dveris accepted this prestigious award on his company’s behalf at the ceremony held at the site of fellow award-winner Mercury Mosaics & Tile, Inc. in Minneapolis. Each of the award winners were also featured in theSeptember issueofTwin Cities Business.

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Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

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