Veteran-owned company completes $1.5M expansion project in Philly - Philadelphia Business Journal
Thursday, June 30, 2016
DiSorb Systems Inc., a medical manufacturing company, completed a $1.5 million improvement project of its 75,000-square-foot production facility in North Philadelphia.
The veteran-owned company, founded in 2000, supplies hospitals and surgical centers worldwide with products that disinfect and solidify blood and other liquid medical waste. DiSorb officials said the company is one of just three in the country that makes the products, which minimize potential exposure to blood-borne illnesses, and allow for the safe and cost-effective disposal of liquid medical waste.
New production line at DiSorb System's manufacturing plant
Ted McLaughlin, CEO of DiSorb, said the firm completed a year-long installation of a high-speed production line, which will allow DiSorb to triple its sales over the next year by increasing production capacity eight-fold.
The company plans to add 10 new workers for the production line.
DiSorb works with the Philadelphia-based Veterans Multi-Service Center and other area non-profits to hire veterans and returning citizens to family-sustaining jobs.
McLaughlin is a former U.S. Navy search and rescue diver. Eight of the company’s 16-employees are veterans, and three others are citizens returning to the United States after spending time overseas.
“We are expanding high-tech medical manufacturing in a city that was once known as the workshop of the world," McLaughlin said, "and we’re doing it by expanding opportunities for veterans who have served our country and for people who are looking for a second chance.”
DiSorb moved its operations to the 1800 block of West Indiana Avenue in North Philadelphia in 2006.
John George covers health care, biotech/pharmaceuticals and sports business
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