ADM Tronics Unlimited Inc.
President: Andre DiMino
ADM Tronics Unlimited, founded in 1969, is an innovative leader in the medical device electrotherapy industry. The company uses a multidisciplinary team of engineers, researchers and technologists utilizing advanced technology infrastructures such as 3D prototyping, precision instrumentation and specialized software and peripherals. ADM was committed to remaining open every day, using its manufacturing and engineering capabilities to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Akers Biosciences Inc.
CEO: John Gormally
Akers Biosciences Inc., founded in 1989, develops vitro diagnostic technologies that accelerate the rate at which clinicians and consumers can obtain health information. Its products help provide a more convenient point-of-care testing, which ultimately may save or improve the overall quality of individuals’ lives. When the pandemic hit, Akers acquired a licensing agreement with Premas Biotech, which allowed Akers to in-license a novel coronavirus vaccine candidate under development by Premas.
President: John Coiro
A leading global provider of life science solutions — and the originator of 14 patents — Allentown works at developing innovative solutions and creating an environment where more research can be conducted, and more progress can be made. In response to the pandemic, Allentown assisted in finding a way to decontaminate N95 masks after use.
Andrews Glass Co.
CEO: Subu Natesan
Andrews Glass Co., founded in 1948, is regarded as a leader in the scientific and industrial glass market, manufacturing custom products to tight tolerances. Certified by the Minority Supplier Development Council and the state of New Jersey as a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, the company makes glass products that are essential in pharmaceutical, medical device and environmental industries. Its products played a direct role in the fight against COVID-19.
President: Joe Agro
AutoDrill manufactures a wide variety of self-feeding drills, production tapping machines, automation control products and more. The diverse range of manufacturing capabilities gives it the ability to service a number of critical industries in New Jersey and throughout the nation.
During the pandemic, AutoDrill shut down most of its business but continued serving “life-sustaining” industries, such as the food, medical, transportation, military and police sectors.
President: Andrew Zucaro
As a manufacturer of valves and pipe fittings, alkalies and chlorine, process control instruments and more, AZCO Corp. is a perfect example of a manufacturer that may not have been allowed to remain open if New Jersey didn’t consider all manufacturing essential. Being open gave AZCO the capability to provide machines, parts and service support to medical device manufacturers and the pharmaceutical and food packaging industries.
President: Sean Glasser
Bluetrack, a company created in the aftermath of 9/11 to raise money for first responders, has quickly grown into a leader in the wholesale promotional product space, manufacturing for many major brands, including Netflix and Nike. The COVID-19 pandemic allowed Bluetrack to be able to give back once again, as it began supplying surgical masks, N95 masks and hand sanitizers — all of which are “Made in the USA.”
Carl Stahl Sava Industries Inc.
CEO: Marc Alterman
Carl Stahl Sava Industries manufactures cable, custom cable assemblies, precision miniature and small cables, fittings, pulleys and tools for a variety of industries around the globe. When the pandemic took hold, Carl Stahl Sava Industries began increasing its internal inventory levels to support the critical markets it serves, including medical devices, robotics, industrial, electronics and more.
President: Gary Fails
It is a premier lighting designer and manufacturing company — one whose products keep many theatrical, concert and sporting arenas lit up. The closing of entertainment venues seemingly would have shut down City Theatrical, but it quickly pivoted and stayed open, becoming an essential source for outdoor “pop-up” venues serving the medical and hospitality sectors. The firm battled an internal outbreak from the virus, but that did not deter it from being on the front line of the fight.
Cosmetics & Perfumes Filling & Packaging Inc.
CEO: Ashvin Vaghani
CPFPI is a minority-owned contract manufacturing and packaging service business specializing in fragrance filling and turn-key services. It pivoted some of its services during the pandemic, but more than that, it kept 300 people working.
CEO: Tony van Veen
Disc Makers, a part of DIY Media Group, opened its doors in 1946. It is now the world’s largest CD, DVD and Blu-ray manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers and businesses. When COVID hit the state, it pivoted and began manufacturing protective face shields alongside its other products.
Owner: Pearl Brinker
Distek Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, serving as an essential piece of the pharma and biotech supply chain. The company’s core market includes brand-name, generic and biosimilar drug manufacturers, contract research and contract manufacturing organizations, nutraceuticals, government agencies and universities. Staying open during the pandemic has been vital to the state’s efforts.
Flagship Surgical LLC
President: Dave Siegel
A commitment to quality has positioned Flagship Surgical as the gold standard in operating room ergonomics. By taking input from world-class surgeons, registered nurses and operating room technicians, Flagship Surgical designs and engineers quality products that deliver safety, comfort and convenience for state-of-the-art surgical facilities around the globe. Its products have helped health care workers throughout the pandemic.
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And read Tom Bergeron’s Editor’s Desk column: A list of reasons to honor manufacturers: Overdue recognition of sector of N.J. companies that has played key role in fight against pandemic