The increase is linked to the association’s sustained growth in 2013, following its new dues structure announced last July, in addition to positive statements about CRN’s proactive agenda.
“We’re pleased to see such a robust response to the work that CRN does to strengthen this industry for its responsible companies and their customers,” said CRN President & CEO Steve Mister. “It’s extremely gratifying to represent companies that are at the top of their game and committed to long-term, sustainable growth. You’re only as good as the company you keep, and we’re looking forward to welcoming these 14 companies into the CRN family.”
CRN’s Director of Membership Carl Hyland said, “Last year was an exhilarating year of expansion for us, and the revised dues structure and new membership categories have addressed the issue of affordability for many companies, bringing membership well within their reach.”
New voting members include: Delavau LLC; Dr. Paul Lohmann, Inc.; Healthy Directions, LLC; Innovative Food Processors (IFP), Inc.; Metagenics, Inc.; National Enzyme Company (NEC); Pacific Nutritional, Inc.; Scientific Living, Inc.; and Stauber.
New associate members include: Information Resources Inc. (IRI); The Law Office of Bayne & Associates; Sanford Rose Associates; The Shelton Group; Ullman, Shapiro & Ullman, LLP.