Even a long-established national provider of fluid chemical products can benefit at times from the help of a specialist manufacturer.
That’s what Misco Products Corp., Reading, Pa., discovered when pandemic times brought on the need for new hand-sanitizer formulations. Misco manufactures liquid cleaning chemicals used primarily in exclusive branding for the janitorial, sanitation, food service, education, healthcare and other commercial and industrial markets. At the onset of the Covid-19 contagion, with sanitizers in strong demand, the company’s internal team was already dedicating much of its development capacity to other work.
Through a personal connection with VP Brendan Maier, Misco called on Paradigm for development and manufacturing support. “They were able to create a solution for us that perfectly suited our customer,” says Becky Banks, Misco’s Director of Supply Chain.
“Using certain materials — isopropyl, ethanol — Paradigm sourced what was needed and found a way to make this happen.” The project also demanded assistance on the packaging front; Paradigm located the right plastic pumps, a component that was cost effective and delivered in timely fashion.
According to Banks, the process took less than four weeks from inception to first delivery. “We had samples in a week and a half, ordered the following week, and had delivery in another week and a half,” she says. She also explains that Paradigm’s ability to manufacture in sufficient quantity was important.
“Based on the initial forecasts given by our customers,” she says, “Paradigm’s response was remarkable. They were promising deliveries that were completely satisfactory, especially considering the availability of certain raw materials and packaging components.”