BioTek Welcomes Congressman Welch
July 19, 2010
On July 8, 2010, Vermont Congressman Peter Welch visited BioTek Instruments to learn how the company is growing and flourishing in a highly competitive global market and a tough economic climate. BioTek is headquartered in Vermont; conducting all engineering and manufacturing in the state and competing with large, global publicly held companies. BioTek was recently named 2009 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Congressman Welch met with Briar Alpert and Adam Alpert, BioTek's President & CEO and Vice President, respectively, and also toured the facilities to better understand how the company operates and what he could do to help BioTek continue to be successful in the future. "We have succeeded, not by cost-cutting and focusing on short term profits, but by investing in the skills and welfare of our employees, the needs of our customers, and in our community," noted Briar Alpert. "And we deeply appreciate Congressman Welch coming to BioTek, showing interest in our challenges and being supportive of creating an environment that will allow business to grow and hire in the state of Vermont."
Congressman Welch added, "Vermonters are rightfully proud of BioTek. Its quality and innovative work is reflective of Vermont’s growing leadership in high-tech fields, and its commitment to its employees is reflective of our state’s ethos of corporate responsibility."
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.
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