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Hydro Systems

hydro systemsgh Package and Product Testing has earned our confidence and repeat business. Since we started working with them this year, we have found their turnaround time to be rapid and their reporting to be timely and accurate.

Their communication is excellent and we recommend them to many other companies. They have helped our packaging testing immensely.

Tennant Packaging Corporation

tennantWe specialize in innovative temperature controlled packaging products for clinical trial, laboratory research and pharmaceutical products. Having gh Package & Product Testing as a partner keeps us as an industry leader and makes us look good to our clients.

For almost fifteen years we have worked with Gerald and Perry to help us grow and innovate. We like the fact that they assist us reduce costs and improve packaging with their testing and reporting expertise. They share our mission of quality first and attention to details.

We provide our customers with superior products and gh assists us along the way. We always recommend them and rank them as a valued suppliers over and over again. These guys are good.

Rozzi Fireworks

Rozzi FireworksRozzi Fireworks is a family owned and operated manufacturer and display company. Since 1895 we have provided ward winning firework products and displays. We delight customers and audiences from around the world with dazzling displays. We pride ourselves on creativity, innovation and quality through the production and display of fireworks.

Can you imagine what it is like to ship fireworks especially if our packaging fails? That is why we rely upon gh Package and Product Testing to assure our fireworks arrive to their destination in perfect and I mean perfect shape. Their quality mission aligns with ours and we trust them for excellent attention to detail and professional testing.

Cincinnati Business Courier

EXCLUSIVE: Cincinnati lab’s expansion allows more room to break stuff

Cincinnati Business CourierA Cincinnati laboratory that bends, drops, slams and shakes products as a form of testing their packaging is expanding with new capabilities.

gh Package & Product Testing at 4090 Thunderbird Lane in Fairfield has added a thermal chamber to its facility, increasing its testing capacity by 20 percent.

gh Package & Product Testing runs a variety of tests to make sure the packaging materials that hold everything from automotive parts to temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to hazardous materials to consumer packaged goods will do their job right during transportation.

“We shake it, drop it, slam it into a wall, crush it, freeze it, heat it up,” president and owner Perry Hock told me. “It’s only destructive if it fails.”

While the company isn’t allowed to disclose many of its customers it is allowed to say it tests packaging for Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks (which is probably good, all things considered, that their packaging is secure during transport)  gh Package & Product Testing counts some of the country’s largest auto manufacturers and consumer packaged goods companies among its clients.

gh’s customers’ growth led directly to the company’s own growth and the addition of the new thermal chamber. The new thermal chamber is large enough to hold an automobile. It can reach temperatures of negative 60 degrees to 93 degrees Celsius. If an item needs to be rapidly heated and cooled, it can go from negative 40 degrees to 45 degrees Celsius in 45 minutes. Gh can control the humidity to anywhere from 10 percent to 95 percent.

To illustrate what the company does, Hock gave the example of diabetic insulin. Say a customer gets shipments of insulin in the winter and in the summer. If that customer wants to use only a single packaging material to save costs, they have to make sure the packaging won’t allow the insulin to freeze in the winter, get too hot in the summer or leak. Gh is able to heat the packaging up, get it down to winter temperatures and shake and slam it to simulate being driven across the country in the back of a tractor trailer.

Hock characterized the chamber’s addition as the single largest investment the company has made at $250,000, and it was in part speculative with the anticipation of additional business.

“We’re a good indicator of where the economy is going,” he said. “Our business will usually slow down before the economy sees a slowdown as companies take less product to market. And our business will usually pick up before the economy.”

Gh was started by Perry Hock’s father, Gerald, in 1987. It has grown from two employees to 13, and Perry Hock said increasing business will prompt new hiring in the future.

Andy Brownfield
Reporter
Cincinnati Business Courier