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Merck’s Antibiotic Packaging Equipment Upgrade

We just completed the installation of a new vial labeler, tray labeler, and tray check weigher on our antibiotic packaging line here at Merck’s site in Elkton, Virginia. In order to maintain ongoing production operations and maintain product supply to the market, this critical upgrade had to be completed during a specific shutdown period.

The dedication, professionalism, and technical capabilities of UMEC’s team helped to insure that these upgrades were successfully installed during the critical shutdown. I received numerous positive comments about the UMEC team from Merck personnel that were associated with the project. The UMEC team has done an outstanding job in supporting this project, bringing it in safely and on time. I especially want to thank Rick Kelley for a job well done. I have great respect for Rick’s abilities and wanting to do the job right the first time. I would welcome the opportunity to work with this team on future projects.

UMEC Team Members:

  • Rick Kelley
  • Jay McClafferty
  • Andy Kowalski
  • Rick Dillinger
  • Dennis Barnett
  • Andrew Benner
  • Kevin Hellerick
  • Luke Samual
  • Merle Deery
  • John Seymour


Keith Allen
Site Engineering – Stonewall Site
Merck & Co., Inc.



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