According to JM Murray, they have been busy over the last couple of years acquiring a new property, selling off an old one, renovating their main facility and creating their compounding initiative, which is now almost complete.
JM Murray tells us a $150,00 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission helped towards the purchase of a custom made Lee vacuum kettle. The centerpiece of the new initiative.
This primary piece of equipment will be used for their newly approved ADA fluoride mint toothpaste formulas as well as future formulas of over the counter healthcare products and other toothpaste formulas.
President and CEO Ernie Dodge says they received this grant right when Covid was starting back in 2020.
And now that it’s almost complete some members of the commission were given a tour Monday afternoon of the facility.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region, including Cortland County.
Ernie Dodge also gave an outlook on the future of JM Murray and why they started the initiative:
“Well the future at JM Murray is to continuously innovate into new work that provides work for our individuals with disabilities”
‘The compounding initiative will allow us to not only allow us to create our own liquids that will be filled in tubes or bottles, but it will also create a tremendous amount of packing work and distribution work and that’s what we excel at.”
According to JM Murray the entire initiative will preserve current jobs, create new business opportunities that in turn will lead to additional job growth and allow JM Murray to become a fully integrated liquid compounding manufacturer, filler, packaging and distribution operation.
Here our full interview with President/CEO Ernie Dodge: