The Cannabis Equipment News team recently traveled to MJBizCon, held in Las Vegas from November 28 through December 1. At the show, we interviewed equipment manufacturers, cultivators, operators and new product developers to learn more about what they bring to the cannabis industry.
Hantover is a distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE), janitorial and sanitation products, and material handling equipment. The company can help protect cannabis workers from head to toe, from hairnets and boots to gloves and aprons.
According to Joshua Jasso, national assistant account manager at Hantover, the cannabis industry's most significant demand is for bouffants, gloves and boot covers. He stresses the importance of gloves since cannabis workers handle a lot of different products and work with sharp implements, like shears and scissors.
Hantover has been around since 1939, specializing in the food processing industry, another industry that has experienced a huge push in worker safety. Jasso says that many cannabis companies don't fully understand safety because the market is still in its infancy. He says operators should replicate best practices that can be borrowed from the food industry.
Hantover also had a Vacmaster on display at the show, which reduces the oxygen level in cannabis packaging and adds nitrogen to increase shelf life.
The next MJBizCon will be held from December 3, 2024, through December 6, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.