In keeping with Hardy’s record of never having a year of decreasing sales in its 36 year history, the company grew by 7% in 2016. To honor the pledge made by the directors, once again 1% of all earnings were distributed to charities such as the Boys and Girls Club, Good Samarian Shelter, Special Olympics,... Read more »
Hardy launched a new selective medium for the detection of Clostridium difficile, which is the leading cause of devastating Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). Starting in November, Hardy’s product is capable of monitoring environmental surfaces in the patient’s room for both spores and vegetative cells of C. difficile. This is a much needed tool (and the... Read more »
Aaron Buckley was selected to head up the manufacturing department. Aaron has a degree in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, and formerly served as a manager in a local aerospace manufacturing firm. As the Director of Manufacturing at Hardy Diagnostics, Aaron will be taking on many Lean projects.
In November, Hardy became the first culture media company to offer a highly selective chromogenic medium specifically for gram negative rod ESBL organisms; sometimes referred to in the press as “superbugs.” This new medium will isolate and detect these highly resistant strains of E. coli (pictured) and Klebsiella. Growth of resistant strains occur from stool... Read more »
In October, Hardy announced its partnership with Orum International, an Italian company that manufactures Trio Bas impact air samplers that are routinely used to monitor air quality in clean rooms. The Trio Bas holds up to three petri plates that will grow bacteria and fungi that become impacted onto the surface of the media from... Read more »
The grand opening of Hardy’s new Salt Lake City Distribution Center occurred in June. The new facility tripled the space compared to the previous warehouse. This allows Hardy to provide better service to the Rocky Mountain states. Hardy has maintained distribution centers in Utah and Arizona for its customers since 1998.
In April, Hardy Diagnostics was honored by Inc. Magazine for the fifth time to be in America’s top 5,000 fastest growing private companies. Not only that, but Hardy will complete its 36th year of doing business without ever having a year of declining sales. Hardy continues to release new, innovative, and unique products for the... Read more »
Our CEO, Jay Hardy, appears before the US House Committee for Small Business in April in order to voice his support of a bill (H.R. 2096) that was introduced that will provide incentives for business owners to create an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Jay was among four witnesses before Congress to testify of his... Read more »
On January 15th, Hardy Diagnostics acquired the GG&B Company in Wichita Falls, Texas. This new division of Hardy Diagnostics was renamed “QuickSlide.” This company has developed four models of automated microscope slide stainers. They use a patented process to ensure consistent and distinct results every time. Of the four models offered, there are two models... Read more »