Gascó Industrial is a family-owned business created in 2003. Until 2008 it only focused on manufacturing products, such as, seasonings for wholesale. When Dan Bigman joined the company after graduate school, Gascó branched out into other chemical manufacturing and compounding. With the addition of products, such as, general purpose cleaners, Gascó successfully entered into a completely different business segment; as of date cleaning products account for 65% of company revenues.
In recent months, Gascó has developed a new product, “Natural Logic”, an all-natural non-toxic insecticide for home and industrial use. Bigman mindful of the environment and the damage caused by chemical sand pesticides, started research on natural, non-toxic insect control. After much trial and error, a formula was developed that complied with all EPA regulations, was non-toxic and had excellent performance as compared to other products in the market. Gascó partnered with Pan-American Grain, the largest distributor of agriculture chemicals in Puerto Rico, for marketing and distribution of the new product. Bigman relied on assistance provided by Business Consultant Saraí Díaz of the Caguas SBTDC with market research and the development of a business plan that included the new product. Once launched, the product was quickly picked up by major retailers and “big-box” stores across Puerto Rico.
The ASBDC recognized it as a success story of the PR SBTDC in the manufacturing area supporting the community and other businesses during the pandemic.