Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 30, 2013

Nipro to celebrate 25 years in Westport

WESTPORT – As September approaches, employees at the Nipro facility in Westport prepare to celebrate 25 years of glass vial production at that location.

Nipro, which entered the Westport community 25 years ago as Wheaton Tubing, employs approximately 110 people to facilitate the production of glass vials for injectable drugs used in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical fields. Because the vials are used to store and transport medical drugs, there are extremely strict quality requirements for the glass vials- requirements that Nipro staff have taken great pride in meeting or exceeding for more than two decades.

The Nipro team collaborates with its customers that manufacture drugs to provide glass vials that meet their exacting specifications. Nipro can count some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, the creators of many of the world’s most valuable life-saving drugs, among the customers of the Westport facility.

Nipro only has three factories in the entire United States that manufacture the glass vials for injectable drugs and less than a dozen similar facilities worldwide.

Nipro also produces glass vials used in the veterinary care industry to provide medicine to animals ranging from pets to livestock.

The factory hired mostly local workers when it opened under the banner of Wheaton Tubing in the fall of 1988. Over the years, the plant has grown into part of a world-class global operation as an important part of Nipro.

The company’s headquarters are located in Japan, with locations in France, Germany, Belgium, China and India.

Many people in the area still remember the humble beginnings of the facility as it grew and took shape. In fact, a number of employees will be celebrating their 25th year of employment at the factory this year. Their dedication to forming a lifelong career supporting the healthcare industry is much appreciated by the company.

Text Only
  • ALDI announces deal on eggs ahead of Easter GREENWOOD - ALDI, the nation's low-price grocery leader, announced this week that it will offer eggs for $.79 per dozen. Families can dye their favorite Easter eggs for less this year. The promotion, taking place at several stores throughout Indiana

    April 18, 2014

  • MainSource Financial expanding to Cincinnati market GREENSBURG -- MainSource Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG) ("MainSource" or the "Company") announced recently that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the common stock of MBT Bancorp ("MBT") in a cash and stock trans

    April 18, 2014

  • DEFENDER Direct installs millionth system INDIANAPOLIS - DEFENDER Direct, the leading dealer throughout the U.S. for the home security brand ADT, reached a major milestone this week by protecting its 1 millionth customer. As crime rates continue to rise, homeowners see value in the peace of

    April 11, 2014

  • Spaghetti fundraiser to fight cancer NAPOLEON - Napoleon State Bank and St. John's Lutheran Church will host their annual spaghetti lunch - a team event to fight cancer - from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the church. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Ripley Count

    April 11, 2014

  • Anderson named top branch manager GREENSBURG - Dan Anderson, Program Manager for Mainsource Investment Services, with securities offered through Raymond James, made On Wall Street's list of Top Branch Managers in 2013. Anderson was named an honoree along with 99 other branch managers

    April 11, 2014

  • Duke Energy offers warm weather energy info. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As customers across Duke Energy service areas eagerly await the arrival of consistently warmer temperatures following a record-breaking winter, the company is offering reminders that can help save energy and money and encourage safe

    April 11, 2014

  • Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick Fed OKs Tower Bank Acquisition The U.S. Federal Reserve Board has approved the merger of Evansville-based Old National Bancorp. (Nasdaq: ONB) and Tower Financial Corp. in Fort Wayne. The more than $100 million deal was announced last September and To

    April 9, 2014

  • biz-gb040414-older workers logo Organization helps older workers transition back into workforce Decatur County - Older residents of Decatur County who are having difficulty finding a job have a local resource that might be able to help. Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization operating the Senior Community Service Employment Progr

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • biz-gb032814-IT directory pic chuck lacy DSI names new IT director COLUMBUS - DSI has named Charles Lacy of Indianapolis as Director of Information Technology. Lacy, has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology field and has served as a database programmer/analyst and IT manager. Lacy will prov

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • biz-gb032814-centra meeting gerry dick pic Gerry Dick to address Centra meeting COLUMBUS - Gerry Dick is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Centra Credit Union's annual meeting at 6 p.m. April 7, at the YES Cinema in Columbus. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to Centra members and the public, subjec

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug Photo Galleries

Share your photos with us!

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.