The Capsule Connection Story
Capsule Connection was founded by Howard Mechanic in 1973 with the purpose of providing high-quality natural health products. For a few years before that, Howard was a member of consumer natural food cooperatives in the St. Louis and Tempe, Arizona areas and he developed a deep interest in natural healing, especially herbal remedies. He also worked as a clerk at a retail health food store. In the early ‘70s, opportunities were developing in the burgeoning health food trade, so Howard started distributing a few products and then expanded his product portfolio.
Originally, we distributed various manufacturers’ products to health and natural food stores throughout Arizona, concentrating on herbal products. In 1976, Howard attended the Export Commodities Fair in Canton, China, as one of the first few American herbal businesspeople invited to attend. He was central in the development of Chinese supplies of Eleuthero for the commercial market. Howard later partnered in the development of an herbal import and export business then known as Umbrella Herb Company. Howard served as the Chair of Gentle Strength Cooperative and was a founder and officer of both the American Herb Trade Association and the Southwest Federation of Cooperatives. In 1981, recognizing the need for an efficient and inexpensive capsule filling machine, Howard and his then father-in-law, Ray Gold, developed the original design of The Capsule Machine.
Currently, Capsule Connection sells a wide range of capsule filling machines, including the ProFiller machines professional machines. We also specialize in empty capsules with many options including whole and separated empty gelatin capsules and vegetable capsules. Capsule Connection is located in the mile-high city of Prescott, AZ, and Howard remains the sole owner.
Capsule Connection does no advertising, so we can pass the savings onto our customers.
Howard regularly donates over half of his income to charitable organizations. So when you patronize Capsule Connection, you help make a better world!
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