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CROWN LABORATORIES ENHANCES INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT COPORATE AND LOCAL ECONONOMIC GROWTH

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CROWN LABORATORIES ENHANCES INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT COPORATE AND LOCAL ECONONOMIC GROWTH
Crown Announces Capital Investments in Johnson City, TN Manufacturing Facility

March 11, 2019– Johnson City, TN.

Crown Laboratories, Inc. (“Crown”), a leading, fully integrated skin care company, announced today that it will be embarking on a 3-year capital improvement plan aimed at upgrading and enhancing its manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in Johnson City, TN, Crown is investing in new capital equipment to accommodate current and future expansion opportunities, such as a state-of-the-art bottling line targeted for completion in late 2019. By investing in this capital equipment, Crown will increase its overall capabilities and become more efficient and cost competitive.

“The addition of these packaging lines allows us flexibility in looking at new opportunities for the facility and our employees,” said Jeff Bedard, Crown’s President and CEO. “Bringing new jobs to the region by adding profitable revenue aligns with our long-standing commitment to our employees, the community and Northeast Tennessee. In the past eighteen months we have invested heavily in our business through acquisitions as well as programs that have created organic growth. We look forward to partnering with the local and state governments to invest further in our business to support continued growth and opportunity in this region.”

“Crown is a valued member of our business community. We are excited to support their growth and we understand the positive impact they have on our city and citizens,” said Jenny Brock, Mayor of Johnson City, TN.

“Jeff has been a friend to the community and has grown Crown’s business for nearly two decades. We look forward to their continued growth as the company continues to make acquisitions and bring new talent to our area,” added Joe Grandy, Mayor of Washington County, TN.

“This new investment continues the long-standing practice Crown has had for the last 20 years. This investment means more jobs for the families of Johnson City and Washington County. I truly appreciate Jeff and Hildred Capital Partners for their continued commitment to the hardworking families of our region,” said Matthew Hill, State Representative and Deputy Speaker of the House. “I remain committed to helping in any way possible so that Crown can continue to grow and prosper here in Johnson City. I’m proud that Crown is in my house district. This makes it extra special for me.”

“Investing in the Johnson City facility reinforces Hildred’s commitment to Crown’s employees and builds upon a great foundation laid by those employees,” added David Solomon, Partner of Hildred Capital Partners, LLC and Chairman of Crown Laboratories. “This capital investment enables Crown to support its growing national and international business, and to meet increased product demand across its portfolio. We continue to look for opportunities to invest within Eastern Tennessee, so we can build the state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities that will be necessary to support our goal of substantially growing Crown’s consumer healthcare, aesthetic and prescription product lines.”

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated global skin care company that is committed to developing and providing a diverse portfolio of beauty, consumer, OTC, prescription, medical and aesthetic skin care products that improve the quality of life for its customers. As an innovative company with key products such as its recently acquired, first FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Vita Liberata sunless tanning and skin care, and robust portfolio of Rx and OTC products including PanOxyl and Sarna, Crown Laboratories has enjoyed rapid growth and is poised to become a leader in Dermatology. Crown Laboratories has been listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for six consecutive years.

About Hildred Capital Partners
Hildred Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment firm that invests in a broad range of securities, including equity and debt, across geographies and sectors, on both an actively and passively managed basis. Founded in 2014, Hildred has a particular interest in private equity, including situations where the principals can apply their extensive management experience to help a company reach its full potential. Hildred is headed by Howard Solomon, former CEO of Forest Laboratories, and David Solomon, former Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategic Planning at Forest Laboratories, together with Andrew Goldman, the firm’s Chief Investment Officer.

Forward Looking Statements
In this press release, the use of words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “possible,” “potential,” “believe,” “commit,” “intend,” “continue,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements that represent Crown Laboratories management’s current judgment about possible future events. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any events or results, and actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: the satisfaction of closing conditions to the investment by Hildred; the possibility that the transaction will not be completed or, if completed, not completed in the expected timeframe; the potential that the expected benefits and opportunities of the transaction may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected; and adverse litigation or government action. Crown Laboratories undertakes no obligation to update the information contained in this release.

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Jill McGonigle, 978-866-4931
jmcgonigle@crownlaboratories.com

BLUE LIZARD AUSTRALIAN SUNSCREEN PARTNERS WITH SESAME WORKSHOP FOR FUN IN THE SUN EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

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BLUE LIZARD AUSTRALIAN SUNSCREEN PARTNERS WITH SESAME WORKSHOP FOR FUN IN THE SUN EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
Partnership Includes Television Sponsorship, Online Video Series, and Digital Education Content

March 1, 2019 – Johnson City, Tenn.

Crown Laboratories, Inc., announced today that its Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen brand is now a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, a commitment that includes supporting the show on PBS and the creation of “Fun in the Sun” educational content on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel.

Sesame Street has a rich 50-year history of creating fun, educational content for families,” said Garrick Killbery, Crown Laboratories’ Executive Director of Marketing for Consumer Healthcare. “This partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization that produces the iconic show, signifies our shared values of educating children and families on the importance of healthy habits like sun safety and skin cancer prevention.” Blue Lizard began sponsoring the show on PBS on Friday, March 1, 2019. Sponsored “Fun in the Sun” videos will launch on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel the week of Memorial Day, during Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

“As a nonprofit organization, all of the work we do is in service of our mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder,” said Jennifer Ahearn, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Themed Entertainment, Sesame Workshop. “We are proud to welcome Blue Lizard as Sesame Street’s newest sponsor and work together to provide resources and content that keep families happy and healthy.”

To learn more about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen – including a new line of sunscreens formulated without Oxybenzone or Octinoxate, which some research suggests are potentially harmful to coral reefs – visit www.BlueLizard.net. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.

About Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is the #1 pediatrician recommended mineral-based sunscreen brand. Every Blue Lizard Sunscreen starts with the natural mineral Zinc Oxide to deliver serious sun protection that’s gentle on sensitive skin. To help protect delicate reef ecosystems, the brand’s newly-launched “We Love the Reef” line includes six sunscreens that are Oxybenzone-free and Octinoxate-free.

Blue Lizard’s Baby sunscreen is designed for delicate skin. The broad spectrum SPF 30+ formula protects skin from 97% of the sun’s burning rays and contains no chemical active ingredients, no parabens and no fragrances. The brand’s Kids sunscreen provides head-to-toe broad spectrum sun protection with maximum water resistance, so it won’t slow them down. The mineral-based sunscreen combines mineral and chemical UV protectors for water-resistant performance you can trust.

Born in Australia and made in the USA, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreens have been trusted by dermatologists for over 20 years.

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated global skin care company that is committed to developing and providing a diverse portfolio of beauty, consumer, OTC, prescription, medical and aesthetic skin care products that improve the quality of life for its customers. As an innovative company with key products such as its recently acquired, first FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Vita Liberata sunless tanning and skin care, and robust portfolio of Rx and OTC products including PanOxyl and Sarna, Crown Laboratories has enjoyed rapid growth and is poised to become a leader in Dermatology. Crown Laboratories has been listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for six consecutive years.

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Jill McGonigle
Crown Laboratories, Inc.
978-866-4931
jmcgonigle@crownlaboratories.com

Crown Laboratories, Inc. Partners with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP to Support Niswonger Children’s Hospital

Posted by admin on February 20, 2019

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Crown Laboratories, Inc. Partners with Michael Best & Friedrich LLP to Support Niswonger Children’s Hospital
Crown Laboratories and Michael Best Team Up to Increase Awareness of, and Support for, NiswongerChildren’s Hospital Radiothon

February 20, 2019 – Johnson City, Tenn.

Crown Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it is partnering with its legal team, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, to increase support for Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon fundraising event.

“We are committed to supporting this critical community organization which every day provides unparalleled medical services for children,” said Jeff Bedard, CEO and President of Crown Laboratories. “ Partnering with Michael Best leverages the ability for both organizations to support this worthy cause.The value of having such a prestigious hospital right here in our backyard is something the employees of Crown do not take for granted and we are eager to support.”

“Crown continues to be a company on the move and recognizing the value of our long-standing relationship, we have decided to partner with them to show our appreciation for and dedication to supporting Niswonger Children’s Hospital as well,” said James Lawrence, Partner at Michael Best. “Michael Best is a national law firm that understands the importance of high-quality medical care, especially for our children, and we can think of no better way to show our appreciation than by supporting Niswonger’s fundraising event.”

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated global skin care company that is committed to developing and providing a diverse portfolio of beauty, consumer, OTC, prescription, medical and aesthetic skin care products that improve the quality of life for its customers. As an innovative company with key products such as its recently acquired, first FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Vita Liberata sunless tanning and skin care, and robust portfolio of Rx and OTC products such as PanOxyl and Sarna, Crown Laboratories has enjoyed rapid growth and is poised to become a leader in Dermatology. Crown Laboratories has been listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for six consecutive years.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Best is a leading law firm providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national, and global basis. The firm has more than 250 attorneys in Raleigh, North Carolina; Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; Midvale and Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas. Michael Best’s core practice areas include: Banking & Financial Services; Corporate & Transactional; Energy Law; Environmental & Natural Resources; Government Relations & Public Policy; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment Relations; Litigation; Privacy & Data Security; Real Estate; and Tax. For more information, visit michaelbest.com.

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Jill McGonigle
Crown Laboratories, Inc.
978-866-4931
jmcgonigle@crownlaboratories.com

Crown Laboratories Launches Redesigned Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Line

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Crown Laboratories Launches Redesigned Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Line
A Year of Innovation Leads to New Formulations, Logo, Packaging, Messaging: We Love the Reef!

February 19, 2019 – Johnson City, Tenn.

Crown Laboratories, Inc., announced today that its fan-favorite and dermatologist-recommended Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is launching a full brand redesign. The redesign includes new products, improved formulations and a new aesthetic design concept across the entire portfolio. This announcement comes after a year of rigorous research to build on the science of mineral-based sunscreens to deliver safe, effective products that comply with new reef-safe sunscreen legislation.

“We are committed to environmental responsibility,” said Jeff Bedard, CEO and President of Crown Laboratories. “Blue Lizard sunscreen formulas (Active, Sport, Kids) have been updated to remove Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, that some research suggests are potentially harmful to coral. We are proud to say that our new formulations are fully compliant with pending reef-safe sunscreen laws in Hawaii and Key West. We are confident that our products will continue to deliver superior sun protection for every skin type and outdoor activity.”

In addition to eco-conscious reformulations, Blue Lizard is launching a brand redesign, including a new logo and updated packaging. The new packaging includes enhanced educational content that answers some of the most common sunscreen questions, such as, “How much sunscreen should be applied to the body?” and “What does ‘mineral-based’ mean?”

“Our educational content additions are designed to give our customers the information they need to stay sun safe and choose the best ingredients for their family,” said Garrick Killbery, Executive Director of Marketing for Consumer Healthcare. “Blue Lizard’s new logo tells the story of the brand’s modernization— we’re evolving to meet the demands of consumers and the marketplace. Our customers expect, and deserve, a sunscreen that protects their skin without potential harm to the environment. They know that Blue Lizard Sunscreens have delivered dermatologist-recommended, mineral-based sun protection for over 20 years, and we will continue to do so as we renew our commitment to environmentally-safe ingredients in 2019.”

Get to know the new Blue Lizard at www.bluelizard.net. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen has been trusted by dermatologists for over 20 years and is the #1 pediatrician recommended mineral-based sunscreen brand. Every Blue Lizard Sunscreen starts with the natural mineral Zinc Oxide to deliver serious sun protection that’s gentle on sensitive skin. To help protect delicate reef ecosystems, the brand’s newly-launched “We Love the Reef” line includes six products that are Oxybenzone-free and Octinoxate-free.

The Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen portfolio includes Sensitive and Baby mineral sunscreens that contain no chemical active ingredients, no parabens and no fragrances. The portfolio also features six mineral-based sunscreens that combine mineral and chemical UV protectors for water-resistant performance you can trust.

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated global skin care company that is committed to developing and providing a diverse portfolio of beauty, consumer, OTC, prescription, medical and aesthetic skin care products that improve the quality of life for its customers. As an innovative company with key products such as its recently acquired, first FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Vita Liberata sunless tanning and skin care, and robust portfolio of Rx and OTC products such as PanOxyl and Sarna, Crown Laboratories has enjoyed rapid growth and is poised to become a leader in Dermatology. Crown Laboratories has been listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for six consecutive years.

Contact:
Jill McGonigle
Crown Laboratories, Inc.
978-866-4931
jmcgonigle@crownlaboratories.com

Bellus Medical Wins the Barry Knapp Award for Product Innovation of the Year

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Bellus Medical Wins the Barry Knapp Award for Product Innovation of the Year

This Win Represents the Ninth Win for Bellus Medical in Two Months

 

JOHNSON CITY, TN, AND DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) December 5, 2018 

Bellus Medical, a premier medical aesthetics team, again proved its leading SkinPen Precision device is setting a new standard as the premier FDA-cleared microneedling device. This award comes on the heels of its record-setting Aesthetics Everything win.

Each year this award is presented at the renowned Aesthetics Awards to products launched in the U.K. that represent genuine innovation or product advancement leading to treatment for new indications, quicker or easier treatments, better treatment outcomes, enhanced patient safety, backed up by sound evidence. The product scored extremely well with the judges, with one commenting, “An important innovation within the generic microneedling sector… I believe this product represents a benchmark for safety and quality in microneedling.”

“Bellus Medical, in partnership with BioActiveAesthetics, is honored to have received this prestigious award. SkinPen is a first in class technology that delivers safe and effective results,” said Joe Proctor, President of Bellus Medical. “We are thankful to Medical Aesthetics Group for recognizing our innovation in aesthetics. I was especially proud to have received the award with Jenn Block and Thomas Hitchcock, Ph.D. who worked together to finalize the development process. I would like to share a special thank you for Ashley Dynan who worked so hard to get the CE Mark in the UK. It’s a great win for the Crown family, and we are looking forward to continuing to innovate and improve technology in the field of Dermatology and Aesthetics.”

“After all the time, resources and effort that went into the development of Precision, it has been very satisfying to see how well the device has been accepted by the medical community. Additionally, to see it winning awards both in the United States and now internationally has been quite validating,” said Crown’s Chief Science Officer, Thomas Hitchcock, Ph.D. “We took a risk in redesigning the microneedling device from the ground up, and we are pleased to see that the innovation and thoughtful engineering that went into Precision is what our customers wanted in a next-generation microneedling device.”

About Bellus Medical 
Bellus Medical, a premier medical aesthetics team and a division of Crown Laboratories, is dedicated to helping industry-leading plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic physicians around the world grow their businesses. We do that by delivering dramatic results in rejuvenation and restoration. Our goal is to draw new consumers into practices and we that with our non-invasive “gateway” innovations:

  • SkinPen, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device;
  • Skinfuse®, the post-microneedling protocol
  • Allumera®, light-activated cream
  • ProGenTMand RegenLab®, our platelet-rich plasma systems

Based in Dallas, Texas, Bellus sets industry standards for efficacy, safety, and innovation. As a result, our customers consistently deliver the best aesthetic care in the business. Learn more at bellusmedical.com.

About Crown Laboratories, Inc.
Crown Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, fully integrated global skin care company. Crown Laboratories is committed to developing and providing a diverse portfolio of beauty, consumer, OTC, prescription, medical and aesthetic skin care products that improve the quality of life for its customers. In addition, Crown Laboratories also provides pharmaceutical development and contract manufacturing services for a host of partners world-wide. As an innovative company with key products such as its recently acquired, first FDA-cleared medical grade microneedling device, SkinPen, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Vita Liberata sunless tanning and skin care, and robust portfolio of Rx and OTC products, Crown Laboratories has enjoyed rapid growth and is poised to become a leader in Dermatology. Crown Laboratories has been listed on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for six consecutive years. For more information about Crown Laboratories or its products, visit www.crownlaboratories.com. 

About BioActiveAesthetics
BioActiveAesthetics is an experienced and dynamic distribution company launching new and innovative products internationally using unrivalled expertise and core knowledge of the industry in the Professional Health, Beauty and Aesthetics Arena spanning 25 years.

The Managing Director – Kathy Taylor-Brewin has always had the ability to spot the next trend, whether it is equipment or product, Supporting, promoting or selling to the industry via a network of industry professionals built over many years.

The UK market is a small but mature and sophisticated market.  BAA offers an understanding and passion of the industry from grass roots up, the key to their success is a real understanding of the professional Arena which can only be gained through experience.

BAA offers the drive and enthusiasm required with the ability to understand the end user’s needs providing the key attributes to make a success of new innovations that is required for unknown brands to develop and succeed in the medium to long term.

About the Aesthetics Awards
The Aesthetics Awards, in association with Aesthetics Media Ltd, brings together the very best in medical aesthetics and leaders in the profession to celebrate the achievements of the past year. The prestigious ceremony recognizes those who have truly excelled in the field of medical aesthetics, from clinics and individual practitioners, to manufacturers and suppliers. The Awards create buzz, excitement, awareness and a chance to reward and recognize those who successfully contribute to the expanding and exciting specialty.

 

Contact:
Jill McGonigle
978-866-4931
jmcgonigle@crownlaboratories.com