RIBBON CUTTING AT AMMON’S NEW LOCATION
On Friday, October 20th, Ammon Labs welcomed its friends and supporters to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Linden, NJ. In attendance were local and state politicians, treatment providers, community organizations, hospital personnel, and many more. For the first hour, attendees were given tours of the facility, including staff offices and laboratory analysis areas. Laboratory experts were available to answer questions about the equipment and analysis processes. Customer services representatives were also able to answer attendees’ questions about pricing, logistics, and more.
“It was reassuring to see the capable team and impressive equipment handling my client’s drug screens,” said attendee Morgan Thompson of Prevention Links. “We’ve had an exceptional experience with Ammon Labs, and it’s great to know we are supporting a local business that is so committed to the recovery movement.”
After completing their tour, guests were invited into a large atrium on the main floor to enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, and networking with one another. The formal ceremony, led by Donna Bonk, Director of Outreach, began around noon.
From left to right: State Senators Tom Kean and Raymond J. Lesniak, Ammon Founder and CEO Stephen Haupt, and Assemblywoman Nancy Munos.
Ammon Labs founder Stephen Haupt addressed a packed audience, sharing his great pride and excitement at the company’s growth in recent years. A touching Appreciation Award was presented to Vickie Neaher, a member of the Ammon Team for over 15 years, who was retiring the very next day.
Honored guest speakers included Senator Raymond Lesniak and Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, who both expressed great support and enthusiasm for Ammon Labs and the employment opportunities and economic growth it brings to the city. Senator Lesniak commended the Lab, not only for its contribution to the local economy, but for its philanthropic endeavors through the Ammon Foundation, which has been an unwavering supporter of the recovery high school, located in nearby Roselle, named in Senator Lesniak’s honor.
Ammon Foundation Executive Director Mariel Hufnagel provided an overview of the Foundation’s mission and work, and presented a young woman in recovery with a $1,000 academic scholarship. In recovery for just under two years, Sheilah Powell is pursuing a degree in nursing at Brookdale Community College. She courageously and vulnerably shared her story with the Open House attendees, thanking the Ammon Foundation for helping to make possible her pursuit of higher education.
The atrium was filled from beginning to end, and guests stayed to mingle and enjoy desserts and coffee until well after 2pm. The Ammon team is thrilled with the outcome of the event and grateful to all who came out to support Ammon in this exciting new chapter!