Cosmetic Client in Upstate New York

The client needed to insert their hair coloring product into their carton with the Instructions For Use (IFU) MicroFolderTM as a single step on their packaging line.

The package insert (IFU) was just thick enough that it wouldn’t flex to accommodate the product as it was being inserted into the carton. Machinery jammed and production came to a halt.

Manufacturer of hand-crafted knives

With their hand-crafted knives serving as collectors’ items, this client’s packaging needed to contain both product and registration information…in addition to the knife itself.

That’s a lot to fit into a small knife carton. Not surprisingly, this was creating a packaging line headache for the manufacturer.

Midwest Pharmaceutical Client

Originally, the client was using a twinsert MicroFolderTM to communicate patient information for a particular drug. A twinsert – also called a piggyback insert – consists of two separate inserts that are glued together and packaged with the product.

The process of packaging these twinserts created a bottleneck that significantly slowed down the client’s packaging line. Gooding experts visited their facility and saw that the issue was created when the bulky twinsert was attached to the bottle top. A thick twinsert and a tiny bottle…make for a cumbersome packaging line.

American kitchenware manufacturer and distributor

The client’s diverse products each had a different-sized package insert – and that required a set-up change each time they transitioned their packaging line from one brand to the next.

These machine set-ups were slowing down their packaging process resulting in lost time and efficiency.

Gooding Co. Inc. was recognized as the 2017 Business of the Year by the Niagara County Chamber of Commerce.

This is the second time in Gooding's history it has been awarded this honor.


By proadAccountId-382832 20 Oct, 2017

Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden, Inc., announced today that it has acquired Gooding Company, Inc., a New York-based insert and outsert manufacturer with over 141 years of printing experience. Through the acquisition of Gooding, Nosco will add an additional manufacturing facility on the east coast that will help reduce lead times, lower packaging costs and provide an expanded portfolio of folded literature. 

Gooding was established in 1876 in Lockport, New York. In 1990, the company was sold to current president, Jerry Hace. Under Hace’s leadership, the company began focusing on enclosures for the medical and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to other markets. 

“Over the years, Jerry Hace has built a great team at Gooding that behaves very consistently with the employee-owned culture at Nosco,” said Russ Haraf, Nosco President. “Gooding is a great company that will complement our On_Demand Solutions Center in Philadelphia very well – offering a full line of healthcare printed packaging solutions with best-in-class cycle times for the eastern portion of the U.S.” 

Like Nosco, Gooding is focused on innovation and has invested in specialized technology and new facilities to increase its capabilities in insert and outsert printing. Through the acquisition, Nosco will be able to better serve its customer base with folded literature, while supporting Gooding customers with labels and cartons. 

“The future of the printed packaging industry in Healthcare demands an extensive product assortment and redundancy in operations” said Jerry Hace. “It became clear that the best strategy for growth required combining capabilities with a strategically, like-minded company. Nosco has invested in advanced digital technology that we can offer to our valued clients products in addition to our specialty - MicroFolders™. We are excited to team up with Nosco to expand our offering and to be part of a company that is 100% employee owned. We know that both Gooding and Nosco will be better together. 

This most recent acquisition demonstrates Nosco’s continued focus on growth in the healthcare segment, helping deliver on its mission of making each customer’s packaging successful, every day. 

To learn more about Nosco’s current products and services, including the On_Demand Solutions Center, visit or contact a packaging advisor at 847-336-4200.

About Nosco
Nosco is a full-service packaging solutions provider with a vested interest in the long-term success of its 400+ customers. With more than 110 years of experience, Nosco brings together business resources and technical expertise to better understand packaging challenges and deliver customized solutions. The company focuses on service to help continuously improve efficiencies related to supply chain, cycle times, lean initiatives and product launches.

Nosco is a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc. and is 100% employee owned.

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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.
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