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.