Almac Group Named 2020 “Pillar of the Community” by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
June 4, 2021
Souderton, P.A. – 3 June 2021 – Almac Group, the global contract development and manufacturing organization, is delighted to announce that the organization was named the 2020 “Pillar of the Community” by the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual awards dinner, held this year on June 1 in Telford.
The Pillar of the Community is awarded annually to a large business, actively involved in the Chamber that has demonstrated a significant commitment to the community by the company and its employees. Nominations are submitted by a Chamber Executive Committee, and the final decision to award Almac was made by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Almac was named this year’s Pillar of the Community due to the exceptional contributions of Almac and its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential business, Almac continued its operations through the pandemic, ensuring no interruption in the supply chain of the hundreds of essential medicines the company supports through its integrated range of services across the drug development lifecycle. In addition, Almac contributed to over 140 treatment and vaccine options to combat COVID-19, notably supporting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine clinical trial, which upon authorization, has led to millions of vaccinations across the globe and a distinct turning point in the pandemic.
Mark Rohlfing, VP of Operations, Almac Clinical Services, accepted the award with remarks on behalf of Almac. He commented: “Almac’s mission is to advance human health, and we believe this extends to supporting the health and well-being of our local communities. Therefore, we are proud to support the Indian Valley community and Chamber of Commerce.”
“We’re also proud to acknowledge that with this award, the Chamber has recognized the exceptional dedication of hundreds of Almac employees in Pennsylvania, whose contributions directly supported COVID-19 relief efforts, as well as the continued supply of hundreds of other essential medications for patients across the globe. Our people are essential to our success and we are grateful to the Chamber for acknowledging the impact of their hard work during unprecedented times.”
Steven Hunsberger, Executive Director at Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, commented: “We are thrilled to recognize Almac as the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Pillar of the Community. Through their contributions to human health and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, Almac has the distinction of providing significant service to not just our community, but the world. We are proud to watch them thrive in the Indian Valley and look forward to a continued prosperous future together.”