Open Book Extracts (OBX) has announced expanded operations and service capabilities for finished goods manufacturing to serve their global customer base more effectively. The new capabilities accelerate the pace of product innovation while significantly increasing manufacturing capacity and operational excellence, the company stated.
Highlights of the expansion at the company’s headquarters in North Carolina include the addition of commercial equipment for high output production of tinctures, gummies and soft gels, as well as packaging automation. This expansion significantly enhances OBX’s ability to deliver its clients premium finished products with reduced lead times, and most importantly, within specification. Commercial production utilizing the expanded capabilities began in April 2022 with a soft introduction and is now being offered on all product lines.
The new capabilities support and enhance OBX’s existing concept-to-market formulation and manufacturing services, leveraging a broad portfolio of cannabinoid ingredients, including CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, THCV and CBDV, alongside leading water soluble technology and delivery mechanisms to help clients commercialize a wide-range of finished goods, from core gummies, tinctures, soft gels and capsules, to beverages, tablets and aerosol sprays, according to the company.
In support of the expansion, OBX has added more than 30 new team members, including the following key hires: Gabrielle Krupp joins OBX as director of sales operations. She brings critical expertise in strategic sales operations and product commercialization. Walter Rogowski joins OBX as finished goods production manager. He brings over 20 years of progressive operational and manufacturing experience in plastic processing, medical device and tobacco processing.
Additional key hires include Lakey Walker as master scheduler, Sara O’Neal as quality control scientist, Lee Puryear as finished goods quality assurance specialist and Jonathan Wetzel as sales and customer service associate.
“The expansion of our team and finished goods capabilities is our solution to rising supply chain delays and inconsistency,” said Dave Neundorfer, OBX chief executive officer. “This investment not only expands our customer-centric offerings to support future growth, but also builds upon our history of quality, customer service and the realization of our corporate mission to make products that work for the brands that care.”
For more information, visit https://openbookextracts.com.