Newsletter Archive >> Spring 2011 >> People are the chemistry 50th Anniversary

People are the chemistry 50th Anniversary

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At Lancaster Laboratories, we believe that our people provide our strength. Their dedication to quality, professional competence and hard work is the key element in the company’s success. In this regular feature, we introduce you to some of the people who have helped make Lancaster Laboratories an industry leader.

In each issue of Pharmaceutical NEWS, we typically introduce you to one of our valuable team members here at Lancaster Labs. However, during our 50th Anniversary, we would like to focus on our dedicated workforce as a whole. The reality is that the culmination of education, experience and talent that we have in our 1,119 employees in the US and Ireland is what makes Lancaster Labs flourish.

We realize that the key to exceeding client expectations is also exceeding those of our employees. As Aristotle said, “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” And we aim to provide a positive, rewarding work environment for our valued staff members. We are convinced that this is one of the secrets to our company’s success over the past 50 years.

Valuing and empowering our employees has provided opportunities for them to learn and grow personally and professionally and has created an extremely dedicated workforce for Lancaster Labs. Offering family-friendly benefits, reward and recognition programs and extensive training opportunities are the common threads that have driven employee loyalty over the years.

A happy work environment is defined differently by each individual, so that is why we offer a variety of benefits above and beyond what other employers may provide, including an on-site family center with both child day care and adult day care centers, and an employee activities committee that plans team-building events and outings for employees and families.

Because we invest in our employees, they in turn, invest in you, our client. For clients, there is value in knowing that the Lancaster Labs representative that they work with on a daily basis is considered a valuable member of the team. This means that they in turn will value the client relationships they build and work hard to exceed your expectations.

Lancaster Labs prides itself on having the most loyal employees in our industry. Currently, nearly 15 percent of our staff has been with us for 20 years or more. From support staff and bench chemists to senior scientists, managers and members of our Senior Leadership Team, more than 150 employees have been with us for over 20 years—41 of which have dedicated themselves to our business for more than 25 years.

It was an honor to celebrate our 50th anniversary this past March while also celebrating silver anniversaries for so many of our employees. We wanted to take this opportunity to recognize our dedicated workforce as a whole, including the 25 year veterans who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to our company’s success. There is no doubt that we would not be where we are today without the expertise and commitment demonstrated by our top notch team.