Ion Labs Grows, Adds 5 Jobs, Clearwater

Nutritional supplement manufacturing firm Ion Labs, Inc. is adding members to their team while investing in research and development, new equipment and facility space that will enhance production and efficiency.

Ion Labs is now seeking to add a quality engineer, production associates, warehousing personnel and a junior sales associate.

“We’re always looking for good people. It’s a continuous process for us,” says CEO Clayton Desjardine.

Clearwater-based Ion Labs specializes in private label and contract manufacturing of nutritional supplements. The firm facilitates the process of conducting critical research and development for specific nutritional supplements through to packaging, shipping and delivery, thus making the product ready for the market.

Purchased by Desjardine in September 2012, the firm has since added 20 technicians, chemists, managers and support team members.

As the business grows, Desjardine says he strategically invests in production, quality control and sales – effectively growing each service area at the same pace in order to increase production quality standards while effectively managing operations.

With a keen focus on quality control, the firm is currently expanding from its existing 20,000-square-foot space to a 42,000-square-foot facility and has invested in new machinery, expanded its team, and added an additional eight-hour shift to effectively impact the production process.

“We want to create the most sophisticated quality control system that we can," says Desjardine.

The firm has also invested in hiring high quality employees and has an additional focus on building strong foundations for employees and their families. Desjardine plans to begin a college scholarship fund in September 2013, dedicated to the children of Ion Labs’ employees.

“We are supposed to invest in our people. What makes us strong as a company is our people. I’m lucky because we have a group of people who are determined to make this company successful.”

Candidates may find advertisements for open positions on WorkNet Pinellas, Monster, and Career Builder. For more information, call 727.527.1072 or visit Ion Labs' website.

Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Clayton Desjardine, Ion Labs, Inc.
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