Gooding adds capability to encapsulate inserts and outserts

  • By lemaster
  • 01 Nov, 2011

LOCKPORT, NY - November 1, 2011

Gerald Hace, president of Gooding Co. Inc., is pleased to announce that the company has added a capability to its insert and outsert product line that it has branded as Encapserts™.

Encapserts™ are pre-loaded adhesive-backed pouches that encapsulate the inserts, outserts, and booklets that Gooding manufactures for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Consumer companies. Encapserts™ are waterproof and temperature-resistant, ensuring the printed product arrives safely and intact. They can be machine-applied, come in a variety of sizes ranging from a minimum of 2 by 2 inches to a maximum of 8.5 by 12.75 inches, and are available as singles, in-roll, or fan-folded.
By lemaster 28 Jul, 2016
Lockport, New York’s oldest continuously operating manufacturing company recently completed a 10,000 sq. ft. expansion of its production space.

Earlier this month, Gooding Co. Inc. put the finishing touches on its now 26,500 sq. ft. facility – 61% larger than it was just three years ago when the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency provided financial incentives to assist in the expansion.

The entire production space is climate, humidity, and pest controlled – just a few examples of the current good manufacturing practices with which Gooding is compliant in its role as a supplier to the pharmaceutical and consumer industries.

“The expansion will allow us to streamline our manufacturing process, add equipment, and continue our growth as a supplier to both pharmaceutical and consumer products companies,” said Gooding president Jerry Hace, who bought the company in 1990. “We’ve also added eight jobs since we started the expansion in 2013 and expect to add more in 2016,” he said.

Equipment installed as part of the expansion includes an 18-plate addition to its existing Vijuk Outsert Systems that will allow the company to print MicroFolders™ with 266 panels. Gooding now has a total of eight folding machines capable of running around the clock to meet production demands.

“What MicroFolders™ do in the broadest sense is marry critical information and convenience – everything you need to know about a drug or how to use a consumer product fits right in the palm of your hand,” said Hace. “They give end users confidence in the drugs they take and the products they buy – and our expansion will help us enable even more companies to make MicroFolders™ part of their strategy to foster ‘after-the-sale’ relationships with their customers.”

Founded as a traditional printing company in 1876, Gooding Co. Inc. has evolved to become a specialty printer / manufacturer of MicroFolders™ – Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries and Instruction Sheets, Use & Care Manuals, and Direction Folders for consumer products companies.
Gooding has offices at 5568 Davison Road in Lockport and in Baltimore, MD.
By lemaster 01 Jun, 2016
Gerald Hace, president of Gooding Co., Inc., announced that the company recently added an 18-plate capability to its existing Vijuk Outsert Systems that will enable the company to print MicroFolders™ with 266 panels. The end result is a MicroFolder as small as 1-1/8” x 1-1/8” for attaching to bottles or cartons with limited space.

“Prior to our upgrade, our folding systems had a 210-panel capability,” Hace noted. “With this new 266-panel capability, we’ll be better able to help our pharmaceutical and consumer products customers balance compliance, safety, and informational requirements with smaller packaging footprints.”

Gooding now has a total of eight folding machines capable of running around the clock to meet production demands.

Established in 1876, Gooding is a CGMP-compliant printer specializing in the manufacture of MicroFolders™ including Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical industry and Directions For Use, Use & Care Manuals, and other information-intensive products for consumer goods companies.
The company has offices in Lockport, NY and Baltimore, MD.
By lemaster 29 Mar, 2016
Jerry Hace, president of 140-year-old specialty printer Gooding Co. Inc., is proud to announce the appointment of April Corrao as Director of Business Development.

In her new position, Corrao will have responsibility for both the continued development of Gooding’s current operation and the development of new business initiatives under the Gooding umbrella. She will lead recruiting efforts to support business growth and oversee the development of relationships with Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharma, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Medical Products manufacturers across the country.

A Clarence resident, Corrao was most recently general manager of a high sales volume national chain department store with a staff of 150 full- and part-time associates.

Corrao is a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University (2008) with a triple major in Retailing, Marketing, and Finance. At Syracuse she was the recipient of one of only 12 University Scholar Awards given in her graduating class of 3,250 students. She is a 2004 graduate of The Buffalo Seminary.

Founded in 1876, Gooding Co. Inc. is a CGMP-compliant specialty printer, manufacturing folded Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. The company also manufactures Instruction Sheets, Use & Care Manuals, and Direction Folders for consumer products companies. Through a network of strategic partners, it provides its customers with an array of components for complete packaging solutions.
By lemaster 18 Dec, 2015
Gooding president Jerry Hace reported that the company exhibited at and attended the MEDTECH 2015 conference in Buffalo, New York on October 14th and 15th, 2015. The conference is the largest gathering of executives and senior leaders in the Bio/Med industry in New York State and was focused on supply chain interactions within the healthcare industry.

At the conference, Gooding promoted its printing and manufacturing capabilities for both consumer products companies and the pharmaceutical and medical industry.
Gooding works with a network of strategic partners to provide complete printed packaging solutions for both consumer products companies and the pharmaceutical and medical industries. The company’s packaging solutions include Instruction Sheets, Use & Care Manuals, Direction Folders, Printed Web Labels, Shrink Sleeves, and Folding Cartons.

For the pharmaceutical and medical industries, the company specializes in printing folded Inserts and Outserts as mandated by the 1938 United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. That legislation requires that written, printed, or graphic matterbearing directions for use and warnings be upon the immediate container of any article.
By lemaster 11 Dec, 2015
Jerry Hace, president of 139-year-old specialty printer Gooding Co. Inc., reported that the company has nearly finished construction on a 10,000 SF addition to its current 16,500 SF of production space, a 61% increase, at its facility at 5568 Davison Road in Lockport. The $700,000 project includes the purchase of new equipment, and will result in the hiring of an additional six new employees, in addition to the 38 it currently employs.

“We’re looking for ways to better serve our customers in the pharmaceutical, medical, and consumer packaging industries,” said Hace. “This expansion will allow us to gain greater efficiencies, add equipment, and potentially expand into other lines of business.”

Gooding specializes in providing printed packaging solutions for consumer products companies and in the printing of folded Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries, as mandated in the 1938 United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. That legislation requires that written, printed, or graphic matter bearing directions for use and warnings be upon the immediate container of any article.

The Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency provided financial incentives to assist in the expansion. The IDA determined that the project is expected to result in a cost:benefit ratio of almost 18:1, far in excess of the IDA’s standard of 3:1.

Founded in 1876, Gooding Co. Inc. is a CGMP-compliant specialty printer. Besides its folded Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries, the company also manufactures Instruction Sheets, Use & Care Manuals, and Direction Folders for consumer product companies. Through a network of strategic partners, it also provides its customers with an array of components for complete packaging solutions.
By lemaster 21 Aug, 2015
Gooding Co. Inc. president Jerry Hace is proud to announce the appointment of Rory O’Connor as National Account Manager.
In his new position, O’Connor will be responsible for new business development in Western and Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He will also be responsible for creating and building business relationships with Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharma, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Medical Products manufacturers across the country.

An Amherst resident, O’Connor has previously held executive positions in sales, business development, and marketing.
O’Connor received his B.A. in English Literature and Letters from Eastern Michigan University in 1971. He has also taken Theory of Constraints training from the Goldratt Institute.
By lemaster 14 Nov, 2013
LOCKPORT – The Town of Lockport Planning Board granted site plan approval Tuesday for a 14,000-square-foot expansion of Gooding Co., a printing plant in Ulrich Business Park off the south end of Davison Road.

Gooding, which at 137 years old is the oldest industry in Lockport, moved from the City of Lockport into the town in 1999. Earlier this year, the town Industrial Development Agency approved a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, deal on the $900,000 expansion, adding as many as 10 jobs to a 35-person workforce.

The company, which specializes in printing inserts for prescription drug packages, nearly doubles the size of the current building with the addition. Actual production floor area will more than double.
By lemaster 12 Jun, 2013
LOCKPORT, NY – Gooding Co., Inc. has added five new employees at its Lockport, NY headquarters. The company now employs 40. The new hires were in response to an increase in production at Gooding over the past year. They include two operators in the press area, two in the bindery area, and one cutter operator. The staff expansion will also help Gooding to reduce production lead times.

Established in 1876, Gooding is a CGMP compliant specialty printer specializing in the manufacture of inserts and outserts. The company has offices in Lockport, NY and Baltimore, MD.
By lemaster 17 Jan, 2013
LOCKPORT, NY – The Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association (PPLA) has elected Gooding Co. Inc. President Jerry Hace to serve as their board vice chairman.  
Hace joined the PPLA Board in 2010 and was nearing the end of his first two-year term when he was appointed vice chairman. He will serve in this capacity for an additional two-year term, though 2014.

The PPLA is a forum for member printers and manufacturers to improve delivery of information for patient protection, and to support health care professionals through the advancement of printed literature to legislative, regulatory, and other decision-making bodies.

The organization advocates for the 100% availability of critical pharmaceutical information – including dosage and side effects – via printed information attached directly to medication. The group’s position is that the alternative, pharmaceutical information via electronic methods, is inadequate for the needs of professionals and the population in general, and specifically for the elderly and those without access to electronic distribution.

“Being proactive and staying involved is a Gooding promise,” said Hace. “Through the PPLA Board, Gooding is able to serve as an advocate and help promote legislation that serves the public good and ensures patient safety.”

Established in 1876, Gooding is today a CGMP-compliant specialty printer, who specializes in the manufacture of inserts and outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries. They currently employ 40 in their offices in Lockport, NY and Baltimore, MD.
By lemaster 22 Aug, 2012
Representative Kathy Hochul (NY-26) toured Gooding Company's Lockport facility on August 22, to spotlight how delays in implementation of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate is adversely affecting job creation in Lockport. In a meeting with company leadership, Hochul discussed her efforts to compel the FDA to offer certainty in the face of these potential new regulations.
 
"Manufacturers like Gooding Company are suffering due to the uncertainty caused by the delayed rulemaking of the FDA. This ambiguity precludes them from securing investments and loans for expansion and the creation of new local jobs," Rep. Hochul said. "I will continue to urge the FDA to clarify the implementation of this mandate to help provide certainty to Gooding Company and business like it."
 
By delaying the proposal to mandate electronic distribution of prescribing information for prescription drugs over printed inserts, the FDA is creating uncertainty for Gooding Company. The Lockport business prints inserts and outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries and is unable to expand until the implementation for this mandate is clarified.
 
"As a business whose customers are subject to FDA regulations, and a significant employer in Representative Hochul's district, we are eager to work with our elected federal representatives to support our employees, strengthen our company, and to further the interests of our region," said President of Gooding Company, Jerry Hace.
Rep. Hochul sent a letter to Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requesting clarification on the delayed FDA proposal. This mandate was intended to go into effect December of 2011.
 
Rep. Hochul also expressed concerns to Dr. Hamburg regarding the distribution of prescribing information electronically in rural areas.
 
"In addition to the adverse impact this rule could have on one of our local employers, I am also concerned that seniors will not receive critical information regarding side effects of their drugs. The FDA rule would shift the information pharmacies and health care providers receive from paper to electronic prescription information, leaving residents in rural areas, particularly seniors, at risk," Rep. Hochul added.
 
Rep. Hochul has consistently worked to support local businesses as part of both her Revitalizing our Economy through Business (REBUILD) Western New York plan and her Make It In America plan.
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