Delaney Manufacturing makes trays that are used to hold and transport vials of the swine flu vaccine.

MANATEE COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- Business is booming for a Bradenton company as the vaccine for swine flu is being shipped around the country.

Delaney Manufacturing makes trays that are used to hold and transport vials of the swine flu vaccine to a cooler before they are distributed.

Right now the manufacturing company is in the process of shipping out the first order of 9,000 trays.

"We have always been busy, so this is really got us working around the clock," said John Smelser, general manager. "But that is good in this economy; we are pleased with that."

A national pharmaceutical company found out about the Bradenton plant though an Internet ad and ordered more than 50,000 of the trays. The company wants them before the end of the month.

"It's been a real challenge for us, but a good one," Smelser said. "It's been interesting, and we're working hard to get the order out."

The large order has forced him to hire more help.

The company has already made 6,000 of the 9,000 trays for the first order and is on schedule to meet the deadline.

As for the vaccine in Manatee County, the health department and school district will offer the H1N1 vaccine to students. Consent forms should go out to parents by the end of the month.

 



Delaney Manufacturing LLC, Bradenton, FL