Former owners of Injection Molding Solutions

Apothecary Products Finalizes Acquisition of Injection Molding Solutions

Photo: Dale Doriott and Wade Wasvick, former owners of Injection Molding Solutions

Leading Consumer Health Products Company Expands US Based Manufacturing Capabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, October 30, 2020 – Apothecary Products, LLC, a leading innovator, manufacturer and distributor of consumer healthcare products and pharmacy supplies, has announced the acquisition of Injection Molding Solutions. Injection Molding Solutions delivers custom plastic injection molding, part design services and tools design for a wide range of customers and industries. Injection Molding Solutions will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Apothecary Products. There will be no significant changes to day-to-day business operations for the foreseeable future.

Nathan Hanson, President and CEO of Apothecary Products, stated, “We are very excited to add the manufacturing, engineering and design capability of Injection Molding Solutions to Apothecary Products global supply chain. I would like to personally thank Dale Doriott and Wade Wasvick, former owners of Injection Molding Solutions, for their leadership and vision in building a great company with a strong organization we are excited to have as part of Apothecary Products. This acquisition provides Apothecary Products enhanced innovation capability, improved quality and shorter lead times to better service our current customers while adding incremental new customers and product revenue streams. Additionally, with Injection Molding Solutions strong domestic supplier base, innovation and design expertise, and expandable manufacturing capacity coupled with Apothecary Products growth trajectory, we are very proud to be bringing jobs back to the United States and in particular, to Siren, Wisconsin. Bringing our two companies together, will ultimately benefit our customers, suppliers and the entire Apothecary Products and Injection Molding Solutions team members and their families.” Dale and Wade will continue to be an integral part of the new organization.

“Wade and I are excited about this new chapter for Injection Molding Solutions,” stated Dale Doriott. “Our best in class injection molding expertise and manufacturing capabilities will better enable Apothecary Products to deliver high quality ‘Made in the USA’ consumer preferred products with improved speed to market. We searched a long time to find a business partner that shared our vision and, more importantly, our values for the future of Injection Molding Solutions in Siren, Wisconsin, and Apothecary Products aligned perfectly with this goal. The union of our organizations provide a strong platform for future growth and new opportunities for both businesses.”

About Injection Molding Solutions

Injection Molding Solutions delivers custom plastic injection molding, parts design services and tools design for a wide range of customer and industries including consumer medical, sporting goods and government. Opened in 2004 by journeymen mold makers Wade Wasvick and Dale Doriott in Siren, Wisconsin, IS0 9001 certified Injection Molding Solutions has state of the art plastic injection manufacturing capabilities including in-house tooling, 15 ton to 850 ton press abilities and offer plastic molding services including micro, insert and lost core.  Visit www.imolding.com to learn more.

About Apothecary Products:

Apothecary Products is a category innovator offering both branded and private label solutions to customers that include most US retailers (food, drug, mass, club), independent pharmacies, wholesalers and a growing e-commerce marketplace. Apothecary Products’ brands Ezy Dose®, Flents® and bamboobies® are market leaders in their respective categories.Apothecary Products is headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, and backed by Norwest Equity Partners, a Minneapolis based mid-market private equity firm. Apothecary Products is IS0 13485 certified with numerous strategic manufacturing partners in the U.S. and internationally. Visit www.apothecaryproducts.com to learn more.

August 2020 One APL Recipients Joe Falk Mike Kotzmacher and Nathan

August 2020 One APL Awarded

We are proud to announce the newest recipients of Apothecary Products most distinguished peer-to-peer recognition program, the One APL Award.

Congratulations to Mike Kotzmacher (center), Production Supervisor; and Joe Falk (right), Director of IT. Also pictured: Nathan Hanson, APL President + CEO. The One APL Award recognizes excellent collaborators who go above and beyond to help their fellow team members and the company as a whole. APL team members nominate their peers for this award each quarter and recipients are selected by a cross-functional committee.

Mike Kotzmacher and Joe Falk were recognized for going above and beyond their normal job duties to help individual team members and APL as a whole during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to you both for your exceptional work and dedication to APL!

360 communities

Apothecary Products Donates Hand Sanitizer

We are pleased to share that Apothecary Products (APL) recently donated 50 cases of our hand sanitizer products to each of our longtime charitable relationships: CAP Agency and 360-Communities.

CAP Agency is a leading nonprofit organization that advocates and empowers self-sufficiency for their neighbors. They deliver individualized solutions that connect their neighbors to resources to move forward and measurably strengthen the community. 360-Communities helps promote safe and healthy homes, ensures school success and supports families with community relationships. Our hand sanitizer products will be distributed to local Minnesota families in need through the CAP Agency and 360-Communities backpack and school supply programs.

Taking this action further supports APL’s commitment to helping others provide important self-care. If you’d like to learn more about the CAP Agency or 360-Communities, please visit: https://www.apothecaryproducts.com/community/ or https://360communities.org/.

Meritorious Service and Achievement Award Posting - June 2020

Meritorious Service and Achievement Award – June 2020

At our June virtual all-team meeting, Apothecary Products (APL) President + CEO, Nathan Hanson, awarded the first ever recipients of the Meritorious Service and Achievement Award to Kristine Clausen, Director of HR, and Timothy Smalstig, Director of Operations. This is the highest honor awarded at APL and recognizes individuals for meritorious service and achievement in furthering and supporting APL’s vision, mission, Board, Executive Leadership, and APL team members as a whole. The recipients received a framed embossed certificate of merit and a monetary award.

Kristine Clausen demonstrated exceptional leadership, sound judgment and devotion to all APL team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through her selfless commitment, tireless efforts and unrivaled technical expertise, APL was able to enhance productivity and overall team member morale through the darkest days of the crisis as new staffing measures, safety procedures and governmental policies were flawlessly monitored, evaluated and proactively implemented.

Timothy Smalstig demonstrated exceptional leadership, sound judgment and selfless service to all APL team members and the customers it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic. His selfless commitment and sound, tireless leadership were instrumental in successfully meeting customer demand while rapidly implementing new work structures and safety procedures that have maintained a safe and productive on-site operation with no shutdowns through the darkest days of the crisis.

Bobbi Doyle - One APL Recipient

April 2020 One APL Recipient Awarded

On April 16, 2020 at a virtual All Team Meeting, Apothecary Products (APL) recognized Bobbi Doyle, Director of Customer Operations, as the most recent recipient of it’s most distinguished employee award, the One APL Award.

This coveted award honors outstanding team members who demonstrate a sense of team, selflessly putting APL first to deliver on behalf of the entire team. Employees nominate their peers for this program quarterly with a cross-functional committee selecting the recipient. This program is among several at APL celebrating our collaborative, high-performing work culture. The recipients receive bragging rights, front row parking, and an invitation to an annual recognition dinner.

Congratulations Bobbi! Thank you for all that you do to support Apothecary Products!

APL Goes Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

APL Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each October Apothecary Products (APL) provides our Team Members and their families with breast cancer education and opportunities to celebrate the lives of those affected by the disease. On Friday, October 25th, APL Team Members were encouraged to wear pink and participate in a group photo in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout the month, Bamboobies brand (APL) is partnering up with Keep A Breast Foundation and donating $1.00 for every order sold on Bamboobies.com. Keep A Breast is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people all over the world with breast health education and support. For more information, visit www.keep-a-breast.org.

October 2019 Group Photo

October 2019 One APL Recipient Awarded

Apothecary Products presented Jeff Harris, Sr. Manager Finance and Accounting, with its most distinguished employee award, the One APL Award on October 17, 2019 at its All Team meeting.

This coveted award honors outstanding team members who demonstrate a sense of team, selflessly putting Apothecary Products (APL) first to deliver on behalf of the entire team. Employees nominate their peers for this program quarterly with a cross-functional committee selecting the recipient. The nomination is a powerful affirmation of the value of a nominees work particularly because nominations comes from peers. This program is among several at APL celebrating our collaborative, high-performing work culture.

Other nominees included David Neiss (Controller), Pat Luke (Maintenance Technician II), Tychanza Luepke (Quality Inspector), Jeff Collison (Facilities Maintenance Supervisor) and Jeff Hollaway (Vice President, National Accounts). The recipient receives bragging rights, front row parking, and an invitation to an annual recognition dinner.

MAC-V Donation 09-2019

Pennies for Veterans

Apothecary Products (APL) is committed to living out our WE CARE values in many ways and part of this commitment involves giving back to our community. APL Team Members recently held a Penny Wars competition to raise money for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). Team Members donated spare change and dollars bills and raised a total of $1,100! This money will be used to support MACV in their mission to end veteran homelessness in Minnesota by providing housing, employment and legal services. If you’d like to learn more about MACV and how you can help, visit https://www.mac-v.org/.

Employers of Excellence award

Local Organizations named Employers of Excellence (2019)

Local organizations named Employers of Excellence

12 winners from Dakota and Scott counties

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board has recognized 12 area organizations as Employers of Excellence for their employee retention, compensation and training practices. The Workforce Development Board wanted to recognize some of the best employers in Dakota and Scott counties and provide vital information to companies about the practices they use to attract and retain employees. With the help of local sponsors, the board commissioned a study and asked area employers to participate.

Each participant completed a 40-question survey that allowed their employment practices to be analyzed by a consulting firm. Every organization participating in the survey received a 20-page report detailing the information on their company and the results of the survey. Employers were evaluated on numerous metrics.

Recipients were recognized at the Employers of Excellence Event on August 15th.   Event sponsors included Dakota County Community Development Agency, Scott County Community Development Agency, Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College.

Small Employer (under 75 employees)

  • Carlson Capital Management, Hastings
  • Custom Drapery and Blinds by Esch, LLC, Burnsville
  • Hydra-Flex, Inc., Savage
  • Stonebrooke Engineering, Burnsville

Mid-Size Employer (75–200 employees)

  • Apothecary Products, LLC, Burnsville
  • Dakota Electric Association, Farmington
  • Firefly Credit Union, Burnsville
  • The Smead Manufacturing Company, Hastings

Large Employer (over 200 employees)

  • Collins Aerospace, Burnsville
  • Entrust Datacard, Shakopee
  • Prime Therapeutics, Eagan
  • Wings Financial Credit Union, Apple Valley

Pictured above is (left) Kristine Clausen, Director of Human Resources for the company and Mark Lofthus, past chairperson of the workforce board.

APL One July 2019 Nominees

Third Quarter One APL Recipients Awarded

BURNSVILLE, MINN. July 19, 2019 — Apothecary Products presented Butch Cowden, Maintenance Technician II and Natalie Michael, Director Project Management, with its most distinguished employee award, the One APL Award, on July 18th at its All Team meeting.

This coveted award honors outstanding team members who demonstrate a sense of team, selflessly putting Apothecary Products (APL) first to deliver on behalf of the entire APL team. Employees nominate their peers for this program quarterly with a cross-functional committee selecting the recipient. The nomination is a powerful affirmation of the value of a nominees work particularly because nominations comes from peers. This program is among several at APL celebrating our collaborative, high-performing work culture.

Other nominees included Jeff Hollaway (Vice President, National Accounts) and Pauline Reller (Customer Relations Lead). The recipients receive bragging rights, front row parking, and an invitation to an annual recognition dinner.