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Davison News, Innovation, Inventions

 

Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford and the Model T (Image: media.ford.com)

Early Saturday morning, we’ll be boarding buses that are heading to Dearborn, Michigan! Why are we going there? Because its home to none other than the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

The Henry Ford Museum is home to all things inventing and, as their website says, its single-floor space, “with its soaring 40-foot ceilings, covers nine acres dedicated to showcasing the finest collection of its kind ever assembled.”

With that being said and with lots of great exhibits, it’s sure to be a very innovative day!

This fun-filled day of inventing history will begin bright and early. Once we arrive, we’ll spend the day touring the museum and soaking up all of its innovation!

Tune in to our Facebook and Twitter pages for live coverage of our tour at this iconic museum.

Copyright Davison, 2015

Sources:

http://www.thehenryford.org/museum/index.aspx

Media:

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2013/08/05/model-t-facts.img.png/1375732275161.jpg

 

We’re Sharing Some Dog-gone Exciting News from Paula Deen!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Inventionland, Package Design

The excitement continues to build for our friends at Hugs Pet Products around their on-going partnership with Paula Deen! Just today, Deen announced on her own website that her General Store soon will be stocked with the dog food that the two have partnered to create!

Not only are our tails wagging for our friends at Hugs, but we’re also pretty pumped about the fact that you can clearly see our logo on the back of the Paula Deen pet food bags, too!

Though we can’t hold a candle to Paula’s cooking in the kitchen, at our creative design facility, we designed and developed the packaging for Deen’s entire dog food line!

If you’re interested in treating your pup to Paula’s recipes, she’ll start showcasing the dog food in her General Store next week. And, if you can’t wait that long, our friends at Hugs are selling it now!

Copyright Davison, 2015

What Happened in Vegas… We’ve Got to Share!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Inventions, Trade Shows

SuperZoo LogoSuperZoo 2015 has just wrapped up in sunny Las Vegas, but our friends at Hugs Pet Products took full advantage of the three-day national show for pet retailers by showcasing some of our latest pet products and packaging designs.

They’ve shared a few snapshots with us and today we’re giving you a look at all of the innovative pet product fun!

Paula Deen had quite the presence at the Hugs’ booth, where the company showcased items that ranged from Deen’s new dog food line to our client Diane’s Hydro line of cooling pet chew toys!

And, it seems that buyers (and their pets) thought our client Diana’s invention idea, the Chillz Comfort Cooling Gel Pet Pad, was pretty cool, too!

Once again, it looks like the products and packaging that we designed have made quite a splash with trade show attendees! Here’s even more proof from SuperZoo 2015 in Las Vegas:

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While Davison regularly attends trade shows in a number of industries, it does not promise that any particular client product will be, or is likely to be, presented or discussed at a trade show.

Our Better Way to Make Bacon Sizzles on QVC!

Davison News, Featured Invention, Product News

 

Did you catch “In the Kitchen with David” on QVC last night?

Let’s just say the show left us sizzling with excitement!

Culinary Professional Chef Tony Notaro was back in David Venable’s kitchen showing off one of our latest baking product ideas, the Bacon Baker!

Dubbed the Bacon Bakin’ Pan by Chef Tony, the innovative product that we designed stemmed from our client Jean’s Meatball Baker idea. It provides a Better Way to make healthier bacon by vertically-baking bacon and elevating each individual slice out of its own grease.

Even before the dynamic duo debuted the Bacon Bakin’ Pan, Venable was hyping up the innovative product early in the show, tantalizing viewers with the “brand new way to cook divine swine.”

Once Chef Tony began touting the product that we created at our design facility and showing off just what the Bacon Bakin’ Pan can do, incredible sales immediately followed.

Within minutes, 500 Bacon Bakin’ Pans had sold.

Chef Tony and Venable continued to showcase perfectly cooked bacon, which the pan allows to cook on its side, preserving “all the flavor without the guilt,” as Chef Tony noted.

QVC viewers heard his message and by the time the segment was over, 1,800 of the 8,500 available pans remained and Venable said the phone lines remained “super busy.”

He wasn’t kidding! Only moments later, QVC.com read, “We’re sorry, this item is not available at this time.” Yes, that’s right! The Bacon Bakin’ Pan sold out on its debut QVC appearance!

We couldn’t be more excited for our client, Jean, Chef Tony and the entire team that worked to bring the innovative Bacon Bakin’ Pan to QVC!

And, don’t worry if you missed out last night; the innovative Bacon Bakin’ Pan is now available on QVC.com!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

The Chef Tony Bacon Baker is Headed to QVC, Tomorrow!

Davison News, Product News

Chef Tony Bacon Baker

First it was NBC’s TODAY and now the Chef Tony Bacon Baker is headed to QVC!

The Chef Tony Bacon Baker will appear on QVC tomorrow between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. EST.

This innovative product stemmed from our client, Jean’s Meatball Baker idea. It provides a Better Way to bake healthier bacon by elevating each individual slice out of its own grease.

Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVR to QVC tomorrow night! We won’t go “bacon” your heart with this segment!

Copyright Davison, 2015

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

 

Shh! Here’s a SuperZoo Sneak Peek!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Licensing, Trade Shows

SuperZoo Logo

Last week, we told you that Hugs Pet Products, who have licensed several of our innovative pet products, are getting ready for an exciting few days this week at SuperZoo, a major pet industry trade show.

Even though the National Show for Pet Retailers starts tomorrow, the wait is killing us and we can’t help but give you a sneak peek of what’s in store!

Our friends over at Inventionland sent us a behind-the-scenes look from last week as they worked hard to finish the Massaging Groomers’ prototypes and display by deadline!

So without further ado, here is a first look at a new line of pet products that will be front and center at the Hugs Pet Products’ booth, #1137!

SuperZoo Preparation

Assembling the grooming brush prototypes for our friends at Hugs Pet Products!

SuperZoo Prep

Assembling the brushes bristle by bristle- It's tedious work but somebody has to do it!

SuperZoo 2015

Now it's time to work on the display!

SuperZoo

Tada! The prototypes and display are complete, just in time for SuperZoo!

This is just a glimpse at the innovation we designed for Hugs Pet Products that will take center stage starting tomorrow at the 2015 SuperZoo!

Check back soon for a complete recap of this major pet industry trade show.

Copyright Davison, 2015

A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

Davison Makes the Headlines, Again!

Davison News, George Davison

It’s been an exciting time here at Davison! Not only has our client’s product, the Bacon Baker, been recently featured on the TODAY Show, we’ve also been featured in a Pittsburgh Trib Total Media publication. Check it out!

Trib Live Article

In the article, the words “Imagination, innovation and invention,” were all used to describe our friends over at Inventionland’s creative workspace.

The article, “Inventionland helps build new products, entrepreneurs,” deems our creative design facility an “idea incubator” that is capable of helping people who’ve “hatched an idea for a fabulous new invention…”

After chronicling founder and CEO Mr. Davison’s personal invention journey, contributing Trib Total Media writer Joyce Hanz discusses how both Davison Design & Development and Inventionland were born. Hanz briefly touches on how Mr. Davison came up with the Davison Inventing Method.

“This method involves a nine-step process under one roof to increase productivity and provide a one-stop-shopping invention incubator,” she says.

Trib Live- Davison

But, that’s just a brief overview of this great article. Read more about Mr. Davison and our friends over at Inventionland in the Trib LIVE!

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The Davison Better Way to Invent has Done it Again, TODAY!

Davison News

Chef Tony Bacon Baker on the TODAY Show

If you haven’t heard the great news yet, yesterday, the Chef Tony Bacon Baker that we designed right here at Davison was on NBC’s TODAY!

Once again, our Better Way to Invent has turned another idea into a product… a product that now has been seen by millions of viewers!

TODAY's Take Segment

On NBC’s TODAY’s Take, a segment on grilling gifts for dads featured the Chef Tony Bacon Baker, which is sold by our friends at the Love Cooking Company!

The Bacon Baker, which we designed, promises crispy bacon every time. The innovative Bacon Baker elevates each slice of bacon to prevent it from sitting in its grease.

TODAY's Take Clip

If you watched the segment closely, you also may have noticed that everyone’s favorite TV weatherman, Al Roker, even referenced the “better way” the pan works!

“Everything goes better with bacon… you have a better way to make bacon,” said Roker.

If you missed seeing the Chef Tony Bacon Baker on NBC yesterday, don’t worry, here’s the video!

But, if you’re looking for a great grilling gift for that special dad in your life, you can pick up one for him and one for yourself by visiting Lovecookingcompany.com, where the Bacon Baker is available for just $17.99!

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A typical project does not get a royalty agreement, sell in stores or generate a profit.

The 2015 National Hardware Show: All About Making and Strengthening Connections!

Davison News, Trade Shows

2015 National Hardware Show

If the buzz we’ve already received from last week’s National Hardware Show is true, Davison and our very own invention factory, Inventionland, are in for an even more exciting year ahead. Last week, we were in sunny Las Vegas meeting with some of the 2,500 exhibitors who represented over 15 product categories.

The 2015 National Hardware Show was the perfect platform to explore the products and exhibitors in the industry. This trade show allows us to connect face-to-face with the people behind the brands and products!

This year, we sent Davison representatives to explore the trade show and make connections; and, that’s exactly what they did!

Our reps met with big-name companies that cater to catalog, seasonal and fourth quarter items. They also touched base with a company that represents some popular lifestyle brands. But, they didn’t stop there!

Davison and Inventionland reps talked with companies that specialize in the tool and hardware industry, the juvenile industry and the outdoor products industry.

It sounds like our representatives covered a lot of ground in their three days at the National Hardware Show! But, you know what they say, “Seeing is believing.” So, here’s even more proof! In total, our representatives made connections that covered over 22 miles! Yes, you read that right, 22 miles!

Stay tuned to see where those 22 miles will lead us this year!

Here are some more pictures of the event straight from the National Hardware Show’s Instagram page!

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Davison-designed Products were on EVINE Live!

Davison News, Hugs Pet Products, Inventions, Product News

EVINE Live Logo

On Friday, May 8, our friends at Hugs Pet Products, who we have designed and licensed products to, had some exciting news to share!

Their products were featured on EVINE Live! But, the excitement didn’t stop there. Why? Because Paula Deen was showcasing the Hugs Pet Products Silicone Dog Treat Pan and Dog Treat Mixes during the “Paula Deen’s Kitchen” segment!

In the segment, which aired from 5- 6:30 p.m. EST, Deen was touting the Davison-designed Silicone Dog Treat Pan that we licensed to Hugs Pet Products!

Silicone Dog Treat Pan on EVINE Live

We created the Silicone Dog Treat Pan for a client who wanted to provide a healthy alternative to store bought treats. The flexible baking pan enables health-conscious pet owners the chance to create fresh, homemade treats for Fido!

The baking pan makes 15 paw-shaped dog treats and the silicone center is flexible for easy removal of the baked goods. The pan also has a steel-reinforced rim on the inside, which provides a sturdier frame for carrying from the oven to the countertop!

Paula Deen, being an animal lover herself, wanted to help pet owners bake paw-shaped treats for their canine friends, so she came up with a delicious chicken-flavored recipe.  And, you thought that Paula Deen was only whipping up creative products and recipes for humans!

Let’s just say that your furry four-legged friends will be begging for these quality products from Paula Deen!

If you want to see the segment for yourself, all that you have to do is click here and then scroll down and select “Watch Video” under the image of the Silicone Dog Treat Pan and Dog Treat Mixes.

Copyright Davison, 2015

The client has not realized a net profit on this product.

Sources:

http://www.evine.com/Offer/Default.aspx?OfferCode=456-927

Images:

https://media.licdn.com/media/p/5/005/0a3/2dc/2930cb9.png

 

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