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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-12-09

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Business & Professional

ENTREPRENEUR

Package Deal from page 41

"We've been interfacing with their repre-
sentatives for more than 50 years, 35 years
for me alone. They've earned our respect and
business over the years because we always
get positive results while working with them."

uggy full of bottles sorted Fy employees of the Max Jacob &
Sons bottle exchange business around the turn of the 20th century.

the Jacob sons brought it back, thanks
mainly to my father's conservative man-
agement decisions."

Fifth Generation
Marty's great-great-grandson, Gregory Jacob,
25, of West Bloomfield is the first employee
from the Jacob family's fifth generation. He
was hired last year as a marketing/commu-
nications specialist. But several non-family
professional management employees also
hold key positions with M. Jacob & Sons.
David Lubin, 50, of Farmington Hills, is
chief operating officer, handling most of the
financial matters. There also are outside sales
representatives in Chicago, New York, Florida,

Texas and Georgia.
Before settling in Farmington Hills, M.
Jacob & Sons moved to several more Detroit
locations over the years, including Beaubien
Street, East Grand Bouelvard, then Lyndon
and Wyoming avenues, where it still operates
a 100,000-square-foot distribution ware-
house.
With close to 50 employees in all of its
operations, the company maintains a strong
employee-to-revenue stream, "and that dem-
onstrates the value and efficiency of excel-
lent employees',' Lubin said. "We continually
update our products and services to keep up
with new technology and trends. We strive
to immerse ourselves in our clients' projects

Massage Therapy With A Mission
When you purchase an hourlong massage session for a
discounted rate of $49 from HealthQuest's Back & Neck
Solution Centers of America, it is a gift that gives to oth-
ers, too.
Through Dec. 25, Dr. Sol Cogan, founder and CEO of
HealthQuest's Back & Neck Solution Centers of America,
will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from all mas-
sage therapy sessions to HAVEN and the Detroit Lions
Courage House.
"I have personally supported HAVEN and the Detroit
Lions Courage House for many years:' said Dr. Cogan,
the official chiropractor for the Detroit Lions. "At
HealthQuest, we want people to feel good and be
healthy. We also want to raise money and awareness for
charity. By donating 100 percent of all massage therapy
proceeds to HAVEN, we achieve both of those goals and
everyone wins!'
Nearly 20 years ago, HAVEN was selected by the

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and challenges. If you can spray it, splash it
or spread it, we can help companies sell it."
Over the years, M. Jacob & Sons has
worked with such well-known corporations
as Amway, Perrigo, Dow Chemical, Dow
Corning, Pfizer, Pepsi Cola, Faygo,Vernors,
Towne Club, Dr. Pepper, 5-Hour Energy,
Orange Glo, OxiClean and Sanders, making
the famous hot fudge jar.
"We buy millions of dollars worth of pack-
aging products a year from M. Jacob & Sons','
said Gary Alsgaard, a sourcing specialist with
the Amway Corp. in Ada, Mich., the largest
direct sales company in the world that uses
marketing networking to sell a variety of
products.

Detroit Lions as its Detroit Lions Courage House part-
ner, working to serve children affected by domestic
abuse. HAVEN has been building violence-free commu-
nities one family at a time for 30 years. It is a nationally
recognized nonprofit offering treatment and prevention
services.
"The relationship between the Detroit Lions and
HAVEN is an extra special one. The Lions family has
provided much-needed financial support and personal
involvement with our organization for over 17 years:'
said Beth Morrison, president and CEO of HAVEN.
"From the front office to the players and their fami-
lies, the Lions are very committed to doing their part to
ensure the safety of the children of our community"
HealthQuest offers massage therapy in Farmington,
Southfield, Bad Axe, Taylor and Escanaba. Call (877)
649-4222. For more information about HAVEN pro-
grams and services, visit www.haven-oakland.org .

Develops Sprayco Brand
As part of its own manufacturing process,
M. Jacob & Sons has its own brand of plastic
sprayer containers called Sprayco, made with
25 percent recycled plastic.
"It's difficult these days to find a company
in the industry as ethical and loyal as M.
Jacob & Sons',' said Frank Bacharach, presi-
dent of Bennett Plastics in Paterson, N.J.
The company supplies plastics for Sprayco
products, mainly used for travel accessories,
such as soap, toothbrushes, shaving equip-
ment, hair spays, etc.
"We've worked with the Jacob family for
60 years and they are exceptional business-
people Bacharach said.
Known throughout the industry for its
innovative techniques, M. Jacob & Sons was
one of the first American companies to recy-
cle bottles, one of the first to sell new bottles
produced by automated machinery, and one
of the first to switch to plastic bottles.
"We also were the first to have a female
salesperson in the industry, in 1953',' said
Marty Jacob.
His cousin, Elaine Jacob, now 89 and living
in California, spearheaded the plastics divi-
sion, introducing the new packaging technol-
ogy to buyers throughout the country.
The company officially celebrated its 125th
anniversary in October with a ceremony
at the historic Max Jacob House —one of
Max's early residences — on the Wayne State
University campus.
The company has donated millions of
dollars to local charities over the years and
marked the 125-year milestone by endowing
a $125,000 scholarship to Wayne State.

Flying Chai
The Chai Flyers is a group of (mostly) Jewish pilots
who meet monthly, September to June, for aviation-
related programs and weekly to fly together for lunch.
The group meets at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield
Township on the first Monday of the month at 8 p.m.
Programs dealing with aviation safety issues or fun
places to fly are the most popular. But the lunch flights
are the backbone of the club.
The club includes student pilots with very few flying
hours to experienced pilots with hundreds to thou-
sands of hours — pilots who fly everything from a
small trainer to a Boeing 747.
A few members own their own planes, either alone
or with a partner. Many belong to clubs that own the
planes; some members rent.
For more information about the Chai Flyers, contact Judy
Schwartz, (248) 851-4935 or icanflytoo@comcast.net .

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