SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Santa Maria-based Hardy Diagnostics has announced the opening of a second manufacturing facility. The new facility, located in Springboro, Ohio, will allow the company better service to its East Coast customers.
The $2 million facility will be slightly larger than its site in Santa Maria and according to the company's president, it will allow Hardy Diagnostics to become the only culture manufacturer in the nation with bi-coastal production.
Founded in Santa Barbara in 1980, Hardy Diagnostics is a manufacturer of medical devices for microbiological procedures in both clinical and industrial laboratories. For more information, see story below.
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Hardy Diagnostics announced the opening of its second manufacturing facility. Located in Springboro, Ohio, the new production site allows Hardy Diagnostics to provide better service to its microbiology laboratory customers, especially those located on the East Coast. Springboro, Ohio is a suburb of Cincinnati and Dayton.
Hardy Diagnostics invested over $2 million in its state-of-the-art clean room facilities, which are slightly larger than the manufacturing facility in Santa Maria.
"We are now the only culture media manufacturer with ‘bi-coastal' production," said Jay Hardy, President of Hardy Diagnostics. "The new operation in Ohio will strengthen our company by helping us generate more sales from the
Eastern U.S. In addition, we remain very pleased with the ‘business friendly' climate in both Springboro and the State of Ohio. We have been overwhelmed by the cooperative and welcoming spirit of the local officials." he said.
"This gives us a big advantage over our competitors," said Steve Jeanmougin, Corporate Controller for Hardy
Diagnostics. "Prepared culture media is mostly water and that makes it heavy. The addition of the Ohio manufacturing operation helps us control our shipping costs and reduce our shipping times," he said.
ABOUT HARDY DIAGNOSTICS - Hardy Diagnostics is an FDA licensed and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of medical devices for microbiological procedures in both clinical and industrial laboratories. Hardy Diagnostics was founded in 1980 in Santa Barbara by Jay Hardy and Robert Shibata after they completed their Medical Technology training in the laboratory at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Hardy Diagnostics manufactures over 3,500 different products for the culture and identification of bacteria and fungi. Among its offerings are products used to culture and detect pathogens commonly seen in the news such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, MRSA, and Influenza. In addition, the company manufactures reagents and media for use by molecular biology researchers. Over 8,000 laboratories throughout the nation are serviced by Hardy Diagnostics.
Today, Hardy Diagnostics is an employee-owned company that employs 215 workers and maintains eight distribution centers throughout the U.S. Manufacturing takes place at its headquarters in Santa Maria, California and at a facility in Springboro, Ohio. The company also exports products to over 40 nations. The company's mission is to "partner with its laboratory customers to prevent and diagnose disease." For more information, visit www.HardyDiagnostics.com.
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