RIVERSIDE, CA, July 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- GAR Labs, a Riverside, California-based private label cosmetic contract packager, continues their pursuit of establishing a platform of long-term sustainability. Having this platform has positioned GAR Labs to seek vendor relationships with larger companies desiring such capabilities.
RIVERSIDE, California - July 25, 2011 - Based in Riverside, California, GAR Labs has become known for its clear record of quality and cost effectiveness. GAR Labs has undertaken a three-year major initiative that, according to founder Tom Raffy, "separates us from 99% of all Cosmetic Contract Packagers." Allocating extensive time and financial resources, the GAR Labs facility has decreased its energy usage while generating substantial amounts of electrical power. "I have spent a considerable amount of time and money to lower the GAR Labs' energy usage and demand while generating up to 100,000 watts of electricity every day," reported GAR Labs founder and President Raffy.
Recently, GAR Labs announced the completion of a major solar panel installation. Covering 11,000 square feet, the solar panels of GAR Labs will create a platform for the ages. "The daily and monthly amount of power that GAR Labs is generating is massive," stated GAR Labs' Raffy "and it is totally green." For GAR Labs, this is just one of the major recent changes in their efforts to move towards renewable energy sources.
According to Raffy, GAR Labs has installed green oriented compressors, chillers that required half the needed energy and water purification systems that save energy. "It has been a huge undertaking, reviewing and replacing many entities of the packaging process right down to our security cameras being motion activated to save energy," reported the GAR Labs founder. And according to Raffy, if GAR Labs can take such steps to reduce their carbon footprint, other companies can follow the same path.
"Local, national and global corporations want to know that contract packager companies like GAR Labs are making the right decisions environmentally," stated Raffy. He said that the strategy for GAR Labs is simple but effective. "In our effort to convert GAR Labs to a facility completely powered by renewable energies, we are establishing a more competitive position," reported the GAR Labs founder and president. In reducing its dependence on oil and other nonrenewable fossil fuels, GAR Labs has created a sustainable platform desired by many of the companies who are potential clients.
"For us, it has been an amazing journey of power conversion," stated Raffy, "and the establishment of our 11,000 square foot solar panels helps us take on step closer to our ultimate goal." That goal, concluded Raffy, is for GAR Labs to be completely powered by renewable resources.
For more information about GAR Labs, visit them online at http://www.garlabs.com
Founded in 1982, GAR Labs has grown and now operates from a 133,000 square foot headquarters located in Riverside, California. The GAR Labs facility meets or exceeds all health, safety, EPA and FDA standards and requirements, and is licensed for both alcohol filling and storage. Using only purified water, GAR Labs can serve a capacity ranging from 55 gallons to 12,000 gallons per shift.
From 5,000 to 5 million pieces, GAR Labs can develop the formulation, fill and package your product. GAR Labs is licensed and staffed to all personal care products which include sunscreens, face cream, body creams, hair care, body soaps, perfumes and alcohol related products. In addition, GAR Labs is an FDA registered over-the-counter drug (OTC) products.
GAR Labs employs its own in-house chemists that work in a full-service laboratory and can quickly make test samples of the products you want. Along with the development laboratory, GAR Labs offers clients peace-of-mind by having a fully equipped quality control-testing department.
GAR Labs works to ensure that ALL the ingredients AND the finished products are compliant by using three testing divisions:
• "Analytical Testing Lab" verifies the chemical finger print of each ingredient to guarantee compliance through Infrared Spectrometer (IR) and High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC).
• "Quality Control Department" ensures all finished products meet customer specification.
• "Microbiological Testing Department" insures all ingredients and finished products are bacteria free.
As you can see with GAR Labs, ALL raw materials AND finished products are fully tested for both quality and compliance so that you can trust what you are selling and it will last a long time.
When it comes to processing your order the team at GAR Labs is committed to offering the best in project management. Upon receiving a client purchase order, customer service reps have the ability to track the project's progression. Using a state-of-the-art computer system, GAR Labs customer service personnel enter your purchase order and then track the progress of the work and email their status every week until your order is complete.
Even after completion, GAR Labs can help you with the technical documents that might be needed to sell your product domestically or by exporting.
GAR Labs has received rave reviews from their customer base. One such customer wrote that GAR Labs are "easy to work with" and "reasonably priced."
For more information, visit GAR Labs online at http://www.garlabs.com or call them at 951-788-0700.
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