Michael Pedder earns cGMP trainer certification.

LOCKPORT, NY - June 6, 2008

Michael Pedder, quality assurance manager with Gooding Co. Inc., recently earned his cGMP trainer certification from Skills Plus International. The certification allows Pedder to train the Gooding staff in-house on cGMP regulations.

Current Good Manufacturing Practices, or cGMP for short, are regulations set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration that require manufacturers, processors, and packagers of drugs and medical devices to take proactive steps that ensure their products are safe, pure, and effective. Staying compliant with cGMP regulations is critical to the success of companies like Gooding, which manufactures Inserts and Outserts for the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

To earn the certification, Pedder, who has been with Gooding for more than 13 years, participated in a one-week, 40-hour course in Chicago. The course reviewed the code of federal regulations for Current Gooding Manufacturing Practices and taught participants how to effectively train others in cGMP regulations.

"In the past, Gooding had to pay an outside service to come in annually and train us on current Good Manufacturing Practices," said Pedder. "Now I can train the staff myself on a regular and more consistent basis."

One of the nation's oldest printers, Gooding was established in 1876 and is headquartered in Lockport, NY, just outside of Niagara Falls.

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