Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. (Ferndale), located just north of Detroit, Michigan, is producing and packaging liquid hand sanitizer for donation to first responders and medical personnel in the local community. The product is produced using the World Health Organization formula of isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, glycerin and purified water. Ferndale is packaging the product into 2-oz. bottles incorporating orifice reducers for more efficient application of the product to the hands.
Ferndale’s President & COO, Christopher Stein, stated: “As an FDA-registered drug manufacturer that specializes in liquids and semisolids, Ferndale is well equiped and motivated by the current crisis to take on this type of project. I’m very pleased that we are able to assist our local healthcare workers, police and firefighters who continue their work on the front lines of this pandemic.”
The health, safety, and well-being of Ferndale’s employees remains a top priority as we serve our local community. Ferndale has drastically adjusted daily operations to allow for social distancing for those whose duties require work on-site and remote collaboration for all who can do their work from home. We are very proud of our employees who are working hard to continue to supply much needed products to the community.
On Friday, October 6, 2017, companies across the country opened their doors to students, teachers and counselors to highlight the technologies and careers in the world of advanced manufacturing with the common goal of inspiring the next generation of manufacturing professionals. This was the third time Oakland County, Michigan participated in the national Manufacturing Day event and the first for Ferndale Contract Manufacturing.
We were visited by ten students and a guidance counselor from neighboring Oak Park High School. The students stated a wide range of career goals including forensic chemists, mechanical engineers, general business, psychology, sports medicine, actress, and military. This half-day program included a brief presentation describing who we are and what we do, a question and answer session and a tour of the facility.
The students were very engaged and asked several thought-provoking questions about the company, the products we make and test, drug manufacturing in general and our interaction with the United State Food and Drug Administration. Participants from both Ferndale Contract Manufacturing and Oak Park High agreed that the program was beneficial and they would recommend future participation.
Let’s Meet in Chicago/Oak Brook
The FCM team will be attending this year’s ECRM show at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois next week from Sunday July 17th, through Tuesday, July 19th. We will be meeting with potential new Contract Development and Manufacturing customers in our meeting room through the weekend. If you’d like to schedule a meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the form below. We look forward to meeting you!
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