Matt and Dan Haney began their entrepreneurial journey as Haney Design in 1990, offering graphic design services for print collateral and advertising.
Matt managed new business development, sales and finances, while Dan managed design services and marketing.
After their initial start in a apartment in Clifton, they moved to another apartment in Mt. Lookout and worked there for several more years.
Their first exposure to packaging was with James River Corporation's packaging division, where they designed brochures and produced realistic
mock-ups for customer presentations.
Haney Design's print collateral business continued to grow and they supported several corporate clients:
- Fujitec America
- Provident Bank
- 5/3 Bank
Matt and Dan Haney
- Cincinnati Milicron
- Belcan Staffing
- Thomas More College
Founded in 1990
Haney's first Digital Iris Printer
They eventually owned 16 IRIS printers
Their first big break through was their ability to
design and prototype shrink bundle wraps for
packaging printers to sell-in to their CPG customers.
They produced 100% of all the prototypes in this
category for over 5 years!
They hired their first employee!
Their package prototyping business continued to grow and they made their first print investment.
They purchased a used IRIS 3024 digital printer.
They began to coat flexible packaging substrates with
an optically clear ink-jet receiver that enabled them to direct print on plastic and label materials.
Their packaging mock-up business continued to quickly grow too and required a larger space for technical production. Dan’s garage was used
for a period of time and provided the ability to keep up with demand.
Within the year they moved into a small office in Mt. Lookout Square.
Haney Graphics moved into the former Cincinnati Gear Plant in Mariemont, Ohio and re-branded as Haney Packaging Resource Center.
The 100,000 sq.ft. facility was completely renovated to enable holistic brand package development for accelerated package innovation, realization, and
pre-commercial sample applications.
They re-branded as Haney Graphics to focus exclusively on package mock-ups and prototypes. They served CPG, design agencies and package printers and converters.
Haney Graphics moved to their first printing and production facility located in Fairfax, Ohio. The 4,000 sq. ft space enabled them to expand and add new coating and printing equipment.
They expanded the Fairfax facility from 4,000 to 16,000 sq. ft. to make room for a new HP Indigo digital web printing press!
This investment enabled them to offer short run printing on a wide variety of substrates and support
client requests for package sales samples and test market quantities.
Our first HP Indigo digital printer
Haney PRC purchased a Comco eight-color flexo printing press for print R&D and short run printing to support their growing package sample program.
The Haney brothers continued to hire new employees and invest in digital printing and prototype fabrication technology.
They purchased the MacDermid flexographic plate-making system to enable in-house plate-making for quick turn flexo printing.
Their short run printing for sales samples and test market quantities continued to grow and expand
into innovative package formats.
Haney PRC launched a full 3D Model Shop with multiple 3D printer technologies, a 3-axis CNC Mill, paint booths and wood shop to support industrial design and 3D rapid prototyping.
The Haney team continued to grow to 48!
In 2010 they invested in a large expansion of their Package Samples department. They added a large GMP clean-room for medical device and food packaging.
Halloween and Christmas parties are fun at Haney!
Haney supported P&G to print and assemble the packaging for the largest roll of toilet paper in
Guiness World Records measured the roll at 8 feet tall and 9’ 6” in diameter.
Haney PRC re-branded as Haney! They were always known as “Haney”, so in 2012 they updated their corporate identity to reflect a simplified,
multi-faceted brand package innovation company.
Their staff continued to grow to nearly 70 full time employees.
2015 marked the 25th anniversary for the Haney.
To celebrate, they renovated a large portion of the facility to create a world-class design studio to provide additional design capabilities to their clients.
The new studio hosts co-creation sessions for CPG design, technical packaging and insight teams for
2015 also marked the official launch of the VIA Alliance™ package materials library. The Haney developed program showcases materials, print effects/finishes and technologies used for brand package design and prototyping.
Haney's VIA Alliance™ program celebrated its first year of service! The VIA Alliance™ library has been successful in enabling brands to explore, design, prototype and learn about new products and technologies used to differentiate their package on shelf.
The Haney brothers have also added new digital printing equipment that enables direct printing on products and packages.