Nine staff members attended the Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon; (front row, l. to r.): Betty Morgan, receiving and infection control; Linda Edmonds, vice president; Bob Edmonds, president; and Patty Keener, customer service representative; (back row, l. to r.): Larry Brooks, supervisor cosmetic ceramic department; Maryann Frye, supervisor crown and bridge; Steve Edmonds, technical supervisor; Jim Bauer, general manager; and Dale Wester, director of training and education. Bob Edmonds proudly holds the commemorative plaque he received as part of the award. A prominent Manufacturer of the Year banner hangs proudly in the laboratory as well.
Edmonds plans on adding another 25 people to the current staff of 117. In addition to the headquarters, pictured above, the laboratory has two other locations in West Plains and Jefferson City.
With a staff of eight technicians, the pressable ceramic department is one of the fastest growing areas of the full service laboratory, a trend that Edmonds expects to continue in the future.