At the end of the year, a three-year long expansion project was finished at the Ohio manufacturing facility, which doubled the space needed for new clean rooms, warehousing, shipping, and walk-in coolers.
In December, HDx completed a renovation project of its manufacturing facility in California, in which a new walk-in cooler, employee locker room, and chemistry lab were completed.
In October, the Hardy Partners celebrated their eighth year of being an Employee Owned company (ESOP). As a company that is 100% owned by its employees, the workers receive free shares in the company every year on November 30th. The theme this year was “Backing Your Future!”
In September, several new executive leadership positions were created. Andre Hsiung became the company’s Chief Scientific Officer in charge of R&D, Technical Services and Performance Studies. Christopher Catani (pictured) was promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Sue Pruett added Quality Control to her Quality Assurance duties.
In the Fall, two new properties were purchased on McCoy Lane in Santa Maria, CA. A 12,000sf building as added to the seven existing buildings on McCoy to house more office and manufacturing space. Also, a two acre parcel was purchased to accommodate a future building project.
In May, Hardy Dx continued its endeavor to keep hospitals well supplied with PPE by releasing a new UV light chamber that is used to sanitize N95 face masks. It is capable of sanitizing four masks at a time within four minutes. This UV treatment will allow hospitals to recycle their N95 masks that are... Read more »
In March, HDx immediately responded to increased demand for Viral Transport Media and PPE to help meet our nation’s need for supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 20 million Viral Transports were sold in 2020, along with millions of swabs, masks, face shield, and sanitizers.
In January, Hardy purchased the rights to DuraRack, a new design for an exceedingly sturdy and durable Petri Plate rack. This patented, epoxy-coated, steel rack will hold up to 84 100mm Petri plates for incubator or refrigerator use. The last rack you will ever have to buy!
At the beginning of the year, Hardy gained FDA clearance for the CARBA 5 lateral flow test kit for the rapid detection of five of the carbapenemase enzymes involved in Gram negative bacterial resistance to most antibiotics (the “superbugs”).