Our Experience

Our Rich History and Beginnings

In the heart of Vernon, CA, in 1948, Colony Products had its humble beginnings with a visionary partnership formed by a couple of leading bakers. Driven by the pursuit of perfection, they sought to create an impeccable blend of plant-based oils, crafting a revolutionary pan release agent. This innovative formula not only facilitated a clean release of baked goods but also imparted a golden brown hue to the loaves, while significantly extending the glazing life of the bread pan. This marked the inception of a journey dedicated to excellence in the art of baking, laying the foundation for what would evolve into a leading manufacturing facility.

Diversification and Industry Leadership

Over the decades, Colony Products has burgeoned into a prominent player, not just in the realm of Pan Release Agents and Trough Grease, but also as a key supplier of diverse plant and mineral-based oils, baking ingredients, and oils tailored for various industries beyond the bakery sector. Our commitment to quality is underscored by our BRC Certification since 2015, bolstered by the expertise of three PCQI employees on staff. We prioritize the continuous training of our workforce in HACCP and GMP, ensuring every member engaged in the manufacturing process is equipped with the necessary skills. Our myriad certifications span safety, training, safe food handling, security, and fraud prevention, reflecting our unwavering dedication to delivering products of the highest standards.

Woman Owned Business

Ethical Standards and Certifiable Products

Pioneering a legacy of inclusivity, Colony Products has a rich history of empowering women in leadership roles. In the 1960s, Joan Brewer made history as the first woman to lead the charge at Colony Products. Today, her granddaughter, Michelle Graham, proudly serves as the President of Colony Products, carrying forward a tradition of female leadership. At Colony Products, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our dedication to equality is not just a legacy but a living testament in our workforce. We recognize the strength and dedication that women and minorities bring to every aspect of our business. Embracing diversity isn’t just a principle; it’s an integral part of our corporate identity, contributing to our success and reflecting the values that have been at the heart of Colony Products for generations.

Rooted in tradition and led with a family touch, Colony Products prides itself on being a trusted family-owned and woman-owned company with a flourishing legacy of 75 years.

At Colony Products, we offer high-quality oils, ranging from versatile baking oils and vegetable oils to specialized release agents tailored for specific uses. Emphasizing our commitment to health and the environment, we proudly offer a selection of NON GMO Project Certified, Organic, Kosher, RSP, Vegan, Gluten Free, and Allergen Free Oils, catering to the growing demand for cleaner, sustainable ingredients. Moreover, every product we deliver is GSFI Certified, ensuring our clients receive only the best in safety and quality standards.

Personal attention is a cornerstone of our customer service approach. Forget the frustration of automated systems—here, you can always engage directly with someone who can assist you, ensuring tailored solutions that best fit your needs. Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive service suite, we are a one-stop shop that provides a diverse array of offerings, including:

  • Site Visits: Our experts visit your operations to understand your needs and challenges firsthand.

  • In-House Manufacturing and Sourcing: We manufacture premium oils and source the finest materials to meet your specifications.

  • Custom Blends: Collaborate with us to create oil blends tailored to the unique requirements of your products.

  • Shipping Services: With various shipping solutions, we ensure timely and secure delivery of your orders.

We cater to a wide range of industries, each with its specific demands, including:

  • Baking & Snacking Industry: Delivering high-quality oils that enhance flavor and texture.
  • Food Processing Industry: Providing essential oils that ensure efficiency and safety in food production.
  • Cosmetics/Pharmaceutical: Supplying oils that meet the rigorous purity standards required in health and beauty products.
  • Industrial Applications: Offering specialized oils for machinery and industrial uses, including roofing oils tailor-made for high-performance settings.

From Our Family to Yours

With our experience of our 75 years in business, we understand the dynamic needs of a wide variety of industries.
We serve a range of organic oils and ingredients for a wide variety of industries.

Oil refining

Baking & Snacking Industry

Oil transportation

Food Processing Industry

Oil storage


Oil trading

Equipment Oils / Lubricants

Oil marketing

Agricultural Oils / Farming

Oil distribution

Live Stock Feed Oils