Bean Trailer named 2019 Coolest Thing Made In Utah
Bean Trailer
Murray, March 28, 2019 - The Coolest Thing Made In Utah Contest was introduced to improve and enhance public awareness of manufacturing and the incredible products made in the state of Utah. These products improve our quality of life. From 222 nominations, products advanced rounds from Top 25, Top 10 and Final 3 based on public vote. After over 150,000 website visits to the voting came to a close on March 27, 2019. The Utah Manufacturers Association appreciates your support as you have promoted your products, engaged in the contest and highlighted what makes Utah amazing! 

At the We Are Utah Manufacturers Association Expo held at the Mountain America Expo Center on March 27, 2019, The final 3 contenders Bean Trailer, Capstone Nutrition and Edwards Lifesciences came together to showcase their products. Ultimately, the public voted and Bean Trailer was named the 2019 Coolest Thing Made In Utah.

"We wanted a small durable trailer with good design to take on mountain biking trips. We looked everywhere and could not find anything suited to our requirements. In researching for a trailer, we figured out we had the capability to make a better one ourselves. While we were designing the trailer, my daughter was expecting our grandchild. We were sitting around one day, and she told us her pregnancy app said her baby was the “size of a Bean”. We started calling her unborn child “Bean” and it also seemed like a good name for the trailer. Today both Beans (trailer and granddaughter) are healthy and growing fast! said Mark Harling, President and Owner of Bean Trailer 

When asked why they manufacturer their product in Utah Bean Trailer replied "Utah is a business and manufacturing friendly environment and has great dedicated people who are committed to doing a good job. A spectacular “testing lab” in our backyard for our products; our incredible wilderness and our world-renowned State and National Parks.

Congratulations to Bean Trailer! Thank you for your commitment to quality, innovative and cool manufacturing in Utah. Learn more about Bean Trailer at

The Coolest Thing Made In Utah Contest will be returning again in February 2020!
About We Are Utah Manufacturers Association Expo
The First Annual Utah Manufacturers Association Expo was held at the Mountain America Expo Center on March 27, 2019. The Expo featured over 60 Manufacturers and Service Providers who support and enhance the manufacturing industry in Utah. Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Edwards Lifesciences, NOW CFO, Premier Computing, Squire, Visible Supply Chain Management and Walmart.

Josh Brown, 2019 UMA Chairman addressed the attendees and stated, "Every product manufactured in Utah has value. Each one no matter how small or large the scale contributes to the economy and the strength of the Manufacturing Industry here in Utah. The Utah Manufacturers Association advocates for and supports manufacturers in all sectors of the industry."

Thank you to all our exhibitors! Advanced Composites, Altura Benefits, American Alloy Steel, Anagraphica, Bean Trailer, Bedrock Protection Agency, Beehive Insurance, Casper's Ice Cream, Coleman Knitting Mills, Coller Industries, Corporate Image, DentistDirect, Dominion Energy, Edwards Lifesciences, Ferreus Industries, Firetoss, FlexoOne Inc, Flexpak, FMatic, GearWurx, Green Planet 21, Hydro Engineering, i.t.NOW, In-Position Technologies, Integrated Technologies, JRG Refrigeration, JulieAnn Caramels, Key Bank, Labor Commission Occupational Safety & Health Division, Lifetime Products, LimbleCMMS, Little Giant Ladders, Meiers Catering, MFG Marketplace, My mini Casa, NOW CFO, Ogden Weber Tech College, Packsize, Petersen Inc, Premier Computing, Prismview, Production Technologies Inc, Reladyne West, ResourceMFG, Results Group LLC, Rezzimax Tuner Pro, SelectHealth, Salt Lake Community College, Smart Staffing, Squire, T&L Design Aerocreeper, Tom Brown Inc, Uinta Mattress, University of Utah MEP Center, University of Utah Professional Education, Utah Safety Council, Visible SCM, Walmart, Wasatch Container.

The We Are Utah Manufacturers Association will be back again March 2020! Watch for details and discounts coming later this year!
About Utah Manufacturers Association
Founded in 1905, UMA has continued to be the voice of Utah’s Manufacturing Industry for 114 years. Representing a membership of over 1200 members, UMA continues to provide roads to manufacturing success. Join the Manufacturing Experience! 

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Todd Bingham
President/CEO, Utah Manufacturers Association