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Better Bird Is Helping To End Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s most serious health issues, and here at Better Bird, we all know someone who has faced it, whether they are family, friends or coworkers. Those brave men and women need our help, and that’s why Better Bird’s parent company, D & D Commodities, donates every year to organizations that support those who suffer from cancer as well as those who seek to cure it.

Over the past decade, D & D Commodities has donated more than $1 million dollars to save lives from cancer. That investment has funded:
> Breast cancer research
> Lodging for cancer patients
> One-on-one support sessions
> Transportation to and from treatment
> Toll free phone support


Help Better Bird to fight cancer. Together, we can save lives and build a brighter future for us all. 

D & D Commodities Ltd. Earns OSHA’s “SHARP” Award For The First Time

For Immediate Release

On October 14, 2009, Dick Hebert, President, and all employees of D & D Commodities Ltd. located in Greeley, will receive their first SHARP award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, DC. OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, or SHARP, is the Department of Labor’s premier national recognition program for small business safety excellence.

D & D Commodities Ltd. will receive three plaques during the award presentation. One plaque is from the Department of Labor, a second plaque from the Colorado State University Consultation Program, and a third plaque for the employees. The new Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor-OSHA, Jordan Barab, signed their SHARP certification followed by letters from Federal OSHA Region VIII, Denver, acknowledging their award and granting OSHA inspection exemption for the company until August 2010.

SHARP is difficult to earn and harder to keep as it requires on-site audits and documented, sustained safety performance well above OSHA compliance. There are approximately 1000 active SHARP companies in the entire country and just 45 in Colorado.

D & D Commodities Ltd. partnered with Colorado State University’s OSHA Consultation Project in 2005 in order to improve their safety and health program and continue to provide a safe workplace for its employees. OSHA’s Safety and Health Consultation program is a voluntary and cooperative service between OSHA and small business in all 50 states and territories. That relationship resulted in D & D Commodities Ltd. (Colorado) attaining its first national SHARP recognition.

As one of Greeley’s long-term businesses, D & D Commodities Ltd. is a leader in the small business sector of northern Colorado. Their success is attributable to management commitment and employee involvement. D & D Commodities Ltd. will be posted on the DOL/OSHA national website (www.osha.gov) under SHARP.

D & D Commodities Ltd. Receives Commendation From The Minnesota Department Of Employment And Economic Development

D & D Commodities Ltd. of Stephen, Minnesota has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, signed by Governor Pawlenty. This Commendation is in recognition of D & D Commodities Ltd.’s outstanding contributions to the Minnesota economy, and their commitment to making Minnesota a better place to live and work. The company was formally recognized at the Annual Manufacturing Breakfast on October 26, 2006 in Thief River Falls, which is held each year to honor manufacturing and technology businesses in Minnesota.

D & D Commodities Ltd. produces and sells outdoor pet food as well as food and treats for caged birds and small animals. These products are available across the United States. D & D Commodities Ltd.’s brands include Wild Delight®, L’Avian Plus and 3-D® Pet Products.

D & D Commodities Ltd. Receives MNSHARP Re-certification From The Minnesota Department Of Labor And Industry

D & D Commodities Ltd. of Stephen, Minnesota has been re-certified to participate in Minnesota OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. This certification is an acknowledgement of D & D Commodities Ltd.’s outstanding safety record. The company will be formally recognized at the Governor’s Safety Award Luncheon, to be held during the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference in the spring of 2007.

D & D Commodities Ltd. produces and sells outdoor pet food, as well as food and treats for caged birds and small animals. These products are available across the United States. D & D Commodities Ltd.’s brands include Wild Delight®, L’Avian Plus and 3-D® Pet Products.

WBFI Quality Standards Recognition

WBFILogo06Recently, the Wild Bird Feeding Industry (WBFI) Board of Directors chose to award special recognition to D & D Commodities Ltd. as one of the nation’s pioneers in adopting the WBFI Quality Standards Program. These standards ensure that outdoor pet foods displaying the WBFI Quality Standards logo meet stringent requirements set forth with a singular purpose: to guarantee that these products meet recognized guidelines and are actually consumed by the outdoor pets that they identify.

In a letter to D & D Commodities Ltd., WBFI President Reggie Vanden Bosch says, “In the years that the WBFI Standards Committee has worked on the development of the definitions for the seeds and the identification of the attributes of the feeders included in the WBFI Quality Standards Program, this has been our guiding principle: to enhance the experience of the consumer… I personally commend you and congratulate you for being among the first to enroll in the WBFI Quality Standards Program.”

To learn more about the WBFI Quality Standards Program, go online to www.wbfi.org.