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$4,751
pledged of 35.000 $pledged of 35.000 $ goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 2 2015 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

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The above video shares a little bit more about this exciting new product. 

FYI: For those that my not have used Kickstarter before please keep in mind that  this is an all or nothing campaign. If we do not reach our goals no pledges will be transferred.  If you pledge today money will not come out of your account until Nov 1, 2015 at the end of the campaign. If (when) the campaign is successful you will receive the rewards as promised.   You can only pledge and be counted as a backer once but you can always add to your pledge throughout  the 30 day campaign. We thank you for supporting ordinary people with extraordinary ideas that BELIEVE in the POSSIBLE!

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What is RJ Pop-CO?

RJ Pop-CO is a versatile food pan cover primarily, but not exclusively, made for users of the aluminum all purpose and roasting pans.

 The versatile stay put cover provides easy access to food via a stay-put cover with an easy access pop up lid, reducing exposure to the elements which causes  food to lose its freshness. It also keeps out UNINVITED guests like  bugs, ants, and flies, giving you peace of mind while you enjoy family, friends and fellowship.

Features and Benefits 

RJ Pop-CO has been carefully designed with you in mind adding multiple features that will benefit you in many ways; thereby, adding value to the product. Additional features and benefits include:

Final Generation Prototype 

We have been working on the 1st generation prototype a bit to give it a more sleek look and to ensure a precise fit for for the full size steam table foil pan. In this final generation you will notice that the springs are covered to give it a more aesthetically pleasing look. The 3D drawings have color just to clearly show the features. The first set of RJ Pop-CO will be clear with a translucent lid. Future lines will include different colors and theme licences. Please feel free to share your thoughts.

Final Generation Prototype
Final Generation Prototype
Final Generation Prototype-Front
Final Generation Prototype-Front
Stack-able Design
Stack-able Design
Final Generation Prototype
Final Generation Prototype

The Story 

The idea for this simple but revolutionary product came about as Ron Johnson went to a picnic gathering as an invitation from his gym. Initially the food was very appealing and looked delicious. He called his wife who was quite ecstatic that she would't  have to cook.  But as the day wore on and as foil papers were put to the side or half covered the food, Ron noticed how unappealing and unattractive the food had become as flies and bugs swarm around the exposed aluminum pans. 

This left him frustrated and puzzled as to why no one had come up with a more convenient method of covering foods for the very versatile and convenient aluminum food pans, keeping the food  fresh and unexposed to the elements. His wife was even more frustrated because she now had to cook. :-) 

 As faith would have it, no one had come up with this idea because it was his purpose, his mission, his cause and would soon become his passion. After some research and thought process, Ronald drew his first pop up cover on a piece of paper that very same evening. Discussing and researching with his partner and wife they soon realized they had a viable product idea. Thus RJ Innovations and RJ Pop-CO was born.

The Company  

As we started working on this product that went from renderings to CAD Drawings to the 1st generation prototype (as shown below) and began to put together focus groups and share with our friends and families. Everyone kept asking why is this not on the market yet? While we couldn't answer that question we knew that we had to try. 

 The one thing that we heard the most as we shared this idea was wow, that just makes sense! The more and more we heard that same phrase over and over again we came up with the name for our company. RJ Innovations creating products that make sense. So to formally introduce ourselves we are the founders of RJ innovations, the company that creates products that make sense. 

 Of course the first make sense product is RJ Pop-Co the food pan cover that was made to complement the foil pan that is used in almost every household on a pretty consistent basis. We use this product on holidays including, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. We use it for our turkey, our mac and cheese our green bean casseroles and a host of desserts. We use it for baby showers, family reunions and almost any gathering where we come together to fellowship with family and friends with lots of food, laughter and good times .

 We use the foil pan because it is convenient and versatile and best of all disposable. However, while we are enjoying family and friends our food is often left open to the elements due to not having a cover that stays on while offering easy access to the food inside. RJ Pop-Co is the solution to the very much needed stay put cover with easy access to the food.

The Plan: 

 The funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign will be used to produce the first set of RJ Pop-CO. This funding will pay for the tooling and manufacturing of the product based on the prototype and will include the the first 1000 covers. 

During our prototyping process we have worked closely with the manufacturer to select the right plastics and materials for this product. The initial line of the actual product will be a clear plastic similar to other food containers that are currently on the market now. 

RJ Po-Co is flexible and durable with a long lasting pop up feature. It is a food pan cover that you can keep and use over an over again. The first line of the product is made for the full size steam foil pan with the following size dimensions. Top outside dimensions (rim to rim): 20-3/4" x 12-13/16"Bottom dimensions: 17-19/32" x 9-21/32" This is the typical size of all full size aluminum pans that you can purchase in almost any retail store including Walmart, Family dollar, etc. 

 Before we decided to launch our Kickstarter campaign we made sure that all the specifications are set and that the production is prepared for a large order. When we make our goal, we will proceed with scheduling the production to meet delivery guidelines for mid December. 

 We do not anticipate delays as we have covered a lot of ground in the last year and is currently tweaking the current prototype to meet specifications. However, if there are any delays we will keep you updated right here on Kickstarter.

Future Plans

While the initial line of RJ POP-CO will be  made to for the full size steam table foil pan used to prepare foods like Turkey, Macaroni and Cheese, Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Chicken and more. The plan does not stop there. We are already preparing for the development of RJ Pop-CO to fit all sizes of foil pans as well as plastic pans and bowls and glass pans and bowls including the PYREX line. 

Many of the plastic and glass containers are staples in our homes therefore RJ Pop-CO will be developed to meet those needs as well. 

We believe there is much to be done with this line and will benefit consumers in many ways. 

Please feel free to leave comments and share your thoughts. We would love to hear from you.  

Why Kickstarter? 

****We believe in the POSSIBLE****

As you can tell by our very DIY videos we are just ordinary people with extra ordinary ideas. We believe in the POSSIBLE! We believe in the American Dream and what that means for us is that ordinary people can impact others in a very real way. So while we were business plan ready and prepared to go the typical investment routes of developing a new product,  we made the very conscious decision to come to other ordinary people for help and support. 

We know the impact ordinary people can make when we come together to reach a common goal. 

We believe that you understand our dreams and feel our passion for not just developing an innovative  product but to develop a company that will create many such products and increase jobs in our communities and help others reach their financial goals as well. R J Innovation is a company that believes in the POSSIBLE. 

We hope you will support us in our efforts to bring the first possible RJ Pop Co to a store near you.  

Rewards

$29 Tee
$29 Tee
 
Laser Engraved Paragon Pen
Laser Engraved Paragon Pen

Risks and challenges

Our first and greatest challenge will be to reach enough Kick-starter backers and supporters within the time-frame of our campaign. We are doing our best to communicate widely about RJ Pop-CO, making sure that people hear about this innovative product with multiple features and benefits.

When our campaign(and we say when because we believe in the possible) is successful and we reach our goal, we are expecting the scaled up production to be a challenge as well.

Our goal is to have these food pan covers available and ready for the holiday season. As with any mass produced product, making sure that RJ Pop-CO's are being produced according to our expectation will require a very close collaboration with our manufacturer. Thankfully, we have been working with our manufacturer for quite some time now as they are the same company that produced the prototype being shown.

We have been told that we can get a large scale production in as little as three weeks. The goal is to put in our order by November 1st, 2015 and be able to send these covers to you all for the holidays to keep your food safe and secure while enjoying family and friends.

We hope to reach the right audience who will feel enthusiastic about the features and benefits of RJ Pop-CO just the way we do. When we achieve this goal, we will be on our way to providing RJ Pop Co to everyone who supports this project.

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    Pledges of $5 will receive a thank you note written personally from the owners Ron and Tonya Johnson with a sincere thanks for helping bring RJ Pop Co into reality

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    Pledges of $15 will receive the early bird reward of being one of the first to purchase RJ Pop CO-the food pan cover that just makes sense. You will also receive a thank you note and certificate of appreciation acknowledging your innovative forethought and willingness to support ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Thank you for being a part of team POSSIBLE!

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    Pledges of $25 or more will receive an early bird RJ Pop-CO food pan cover with owners signature and certificate of appreciate acknowledging your innovative spirit and willingness to support other innovative spirits. You are the backbone of team POSSIBLE!

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    Pledges of $50 or more will receive an early bird RJ Pop-CO food pan cover with owners signature, certificate of appreciation acknowledging your innovative spirit and willingness to support other innovative spirits. You will also receive an RJ Innovations Laser Engraved Paragon Pen. A small token of appreciation for believing in us and joining team POSSIBLE in a big way.

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    For innovative spirits who can feel the passion and desire of helping their fellow man and pledges $100 or more will receive two early bird RJ Pop-CO food pan covers with owners signature, certificate of appreciation acknowledging your innovative spirit and willingness to support other innovative spirits. You will also receive an RJ Innovations T-shirt to thank you for your support and your foresight to see and support the POSSIBLE. You are team POSSIBLE! .

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