BCP was founded in July 1979 by the late Eugene F. Hoffmann. The Company originally was located in Louisville.
In 1982, a new facility was constructed in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The move to Shelbyville combined the repackaging and processing operations with the administrative functions.
As the Company grew, satellite warehouse operations were established in key cities across the United States for prompt and economical distribution of products. AAPER Alcohol continues to use ethyl alcohol as a building block to produce and package other alcohol-based products.
In 1984, a full line of alcohol based chafing dish fuels, known as BLAZE Products, were developed, making BLAZE Products one of only two such manufacturers in the United States. These fuels are sold to institutional distributors for resale to restaurants, hotels, clubs and caterers. On January 1, 1996 BLAZE Products Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of AAPER Alcohol and Chemical Company. In June of 1998 the company split the Alcohol and BLAZE production into two separate companies. BCP Inc. became the parent company of BLAZE Products Corporation and continues today.
In January 2005 AAPER Alcohol and Chemical was sold to Commercial Alcohol Inc. out of Toronto Canada. Today AAPER continues to lease space at the Shelbyville location.
In the past years, BLAZE has had many achievements, most notably growing from a start up corporation to one with multimillion dollar sales; increasing employment from three people initially to in excess of eighty-five employees; and a customer base that has expanded from regional to international in scope.
These achievements could not have been accomplished without quality leadership, a dedicated and energetic work force, experienced consultants, reliable suppliers, a supportive community and most importantly the customers who gave us the opportunity to serve them.
The growth of BLAZE Products is attributed to their ongoing program of manufacturing and distribution of quality products. To meet the requirements of increased sales and remain competitive in the market, BLAZE looks toward expanding their facilities and investing capital into operations that will have a direct and positive impact on the business.
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, which is composed of 160 countries and develops strict standards for quality assurance. Blaze Products is proud to be the only company in the industry to be ISO 9000 certified.
With ISO certifiication, third party auditors conduct inspections every six months along with monthly internal audits to assure our products are of the highest possible quality.
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