Cantrell•Gainco GroupWebsite Development

Building a consolidated website for two companies recently merged into one

In 2019, Georgia-based Cantrell Machine Company and Gainco, Inc. merged to become a single integrated manufacturer.  With an industry heritage that dates back decades, Cantrell•Gainco Group offers a wide range of systems and equipment for meat and poultry processing operations.

The company needed a new, consolidated web presence to showcase the wide range of solutions it offers for meat processing and yield management, as well as for improving worker productivity, food safety and quality.

Making a compelling case for Cantrell•Gainco’s systems and solutions

The company’s combined product line represents more than 30 major categories of equipment and product solutions – many of them large capital purchases involving interlocking functions and requiring a lengthy sales process.  The new website is important to “prime the pump” for meaningful customer interaction leading to equipment purchases.

Mullin/Ashley was charged with evaluating the existing content on both legacy websites (more than 150 pages of content) and developing a sitemap organization that presents the product offerings logically and intuitively for visitors, along with being a source of information and education.

A focus on user experience

Challenges with the legacy websites included a lack of comprehensive product coverage and “benefits-oriented” messaging, the lack of appropriate quality photography, and a “brand voice” that did not align with the merged company branding.

That’s all changed with the launch of the new website.  Highly intuitive navigation makes it easy for visitors to “drill down” to appropriate equipment solutions based on their meat processing applications, and the content clearly outlines the performance benefits of the equipment and how it integrates with the rest of plant operations.

Likewise, a user-friendly content management system makes it a snap to update, enhance and expand web content on an ongoing basis.  For example, adding completely new product lines is easy.

You can visit the website here:  cantrellgainco.com.

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Important COVID-19 Announcement

At Mullin/Ashley, we’re very concerned about the well-being of our customers, employees, business partners and communities currently battling to control the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threat.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all non-essential businesses in the state must close their offices.  A follow-up pronouncement on March 30 instituted further “stay-at-home” orders for Maryland residents.

We are complying with these mandates.  In fact, in anticipation of the Governor’s announcements, we had already taken steps to reduce our social footprint by setting up all Mullin/Ashley employees to work from home, with no interruption in the delivery of services.

In addition, travel activities by our staff have been severely curtailed since early March.

By taking these steps, we’re committed to continuing to provide our customers with the services they need, even as we work to reduce our social footprint.

As of July, certain workplace restrictions have been lifted but social distancing mandates continue in force.  We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will continue to take all necessary steps to minimize the risks from the COVID-19 virus.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work collectively to control the Coronavirus threat.

— The Mullin/Ashley Team

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