Hardy Diagnostics employees start a Community Action Committee to give, serve and invest.
The fourth building at the Hardy Diagnostics campus on McCoy Lane in Santa Maria, California is purchased in December. This 21,000 square foot building will be used primarily for storage and future manufacturing. This brings the California headquarters to a total of 100,000 square feet of space.
A new distribution center is completed in December in Albany, New York. This is the eighth warehouse facility that is maintained by Hardy Diagnostics and represents the last one to complete the nationwide network. This network provides rapid and inexpensive ground delivery for the laboratory customers that require fast service.
Robert Meijer is promoted in November to take on the duties of Sales Manager. He is made responsible for managing the field reps and handling national accounts. Robert has extensive experience in both diagnostic and industrial microbiology from both a sales and manufacturing viewpoint over the last 21 years.
In September, Hardy Diagnostics acquires the culture media portion of Gibson Laboratories in Lexington, Kentucky. Gibson (owned by Microbiologics) was a major supplier to the veterinary and physicians office laboratories that serviced over 150 customers.
Hardy joins the social networking revolution with a new fresh look on Facebook.
A new state-of-the-art steam sterilizer is custom designed and purchased from Switzerland. It provides ultra precise controls over the sterilization process for culture media tubes, bags, and bottles.
1,130 square feet is devoted to a new laboratory dedicated exclusively to R&D. This lab features environmentally controlled rooms for carrying out molecular biology studies, as well as traditional microbiology.
HardyCHROM™ MRSA is the newest media to join the family of chromogenic plates. Hardys new selective media will detect MRSA within 16 to 24 hours by the production of magenta colonies.
Hardy changes ISO registrars to BSI, a well known accreditation agency. Hardy has now been ISO certified for six years.
The online ordering feature on the Hardy Website is upgraded to include a feature-rich program, so that customers can easily place an order at anytime.
A larger facility is purchased in Springboro, Ohio. The existing distribution center in Ohio is moved to this new 47,000 square foot facility.