Dec 3, 2020

Allentown pharmaceutical firm expanding to help create COVID-19 vaccines

An Allentown pharmaceutical manufacturing company, U.S. Specialty Formulations, is expanding again to continue its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with VaxForm of Bethlehem.

Dec 3, 2020

Air Products names new chief information officer

Air Products of Trexlertown has named Brian Galovich as its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

Nov 19, 2020

Lacrosse stick maker wins Startup Lehigh Valley competition

The second annual StartUp Lehigh Valley event, which was held virtually this year on Nov. 18, brought together local business leaders, angel investors, industry experts, merchants, higher education representatives, students, community members and entrepreneurs.

Nov 17, 2020

Mack Defense to sell collectible truck model to benefit veterans and families

Proceeds from the sale of the collectible diecast truck model will be donated to the Fisher House Foundation, which builds comfort houses near military and Veterans Administration hospitals where military and veteran’s families can stay for free while a loved one is in the hospital.

Oct 28, 2020

At 2020 MFG Summit, businesses urged to pay attention to societal issues and ‘lean in’ to an exciting decade

The virtual event, hosted by Hobbs and Jim Gerlach, president and CEO of GRCA, was attended by manufacturers, members of the business community, educators and others to discuss challenges and opportunities confronting the manufacturing industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 19, 2020

OraSure device receives emergency use authorization from the FDA: Corrected

Bethlehem’s OraSure has gotten the approval it needs for its saliva-based sample collection device.

Oct 16, 2020

Attorney isn’t letting COVID-19 stop him from launching his beer brand

Starting a new micro-brewery in the current competitive market would be a challenge for anyone, but throw in a global pandemic and there’s a whole host of obstacles to overcome. Those challenges aren’t dissuading Matt Andersen from his longtime dream of launching his own beer.

Oct 15, 2020

Mack lands contract with national cooperative purchasing agency Sourcewell

Mack Trucks said it has been awarded a contract with a cooperative purchasing agency for public and government agencies.

Oct 13, 2020

Saladax hiring to meet demand for test that monitors schizophrenia drug

Saladax Biomedical, a company that makes drug monitoring tests, has announced its growing. The company, located in the Ben Franklin TechVentures in Bethlehem has hired eight new staffers to help it ramp up its production of a test used to monitor medication treatment for patients with schizophrenia.

Oct 12, 2020

Cocktail buddies turn love of ‘healthy drinking’ into a business.

“Neither of us have a background in the beverage industry,” she said. Lauden has a degree in psychology and Aemisegeo worked in pharmaceuticals. Couple that with the fact that they were perceived as “mompreneurs” they had difficulty getting any bottlers to take their calls. “Sometimes we’d have to have one of our husbands call so we’d get a call back,” she said.

Oct 9, 2020

Jaindl grandson inspires poppin’ new A-Treat flavor

A-Treat soda has had some unusual flavors during its more than 100-year history, with flavors ranging from grapefruit to blue. But its latest flavor isn’t a dig into its past, but a whole new treat.

Oct 6, 2020

Mack delivers electric refuse truck model for testing with major waste company

Continuing to build on its development of its LR Electric refuse truck, Mack Trucks said it has delivered a pre-model of the truck to Republic Services to begin in-service trials.