Made in Connecticut: Amodex Products
Each month, we profile a Connecticut manufacturer, showcasing the ingenuity and innovation driving the state’s economy. For July, we spoke with Beverlee Dacey, president of Amodex Products in Bridgeport.
When was your company founded?
How many employees work for your company?
What products does your company manufacture? Who are your customers?
We manufacture stain removal products.
Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and art and crafts retailers, including Hobby Lobby, carry our products.
We also sell to New England supermarkets including Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Giant, Hannaford, Food Lion, many uniform retailers, and we do have an Amazon reseller.
Why did you choose manufacturing?
Why not? It’s dynamic and multi-faceted and there is nothing cooler than making something that people can really use, is a problem-solver, saves money, and often a person’s sanity.
What makes your company unique?
We manufacture the only soap-based stain remover that works on both dye-based and oil-based stains.
Many consumer products are made by contract packagers. Amodex actually makes the product at our Bridgeport facility and all of our materials are U.S.-sourced and our packaging is recyclable.
Amodex is also a legacy company. It was started by my parents and my four children work in the company and will eventually assume the mantle.
Why did you choose Connecticut?
My parents started the company in Bridgeport. We opted to remain here to support the growth of Connecticut manufacturing in a distressed community.
What is the greatest advantage to operating in Connecticut?
Where do you see your company in five years? Ten years?
We see an increase in national and international sales in more distribution channels, as well as a more expanded national blueprint.
We are becoming the leading “boutique” item in the laundry additive category led by a well-trained and competent team (my four children) and everyone getting along.
What’s the main thing policymakers could implement to make your company more competitive?
We would like to see better R&D credit, tax incentives, and lower energy costs.
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