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GenTech is very pleased to spotlight another local company, The Mentholatum Company, as our third Customer of the Month honoree. Originally founded in Kansas in 1889 by Albert Alexander Hyde, The Mentholatum Company built a new factory in Buffalo, NY in 1919, and later, in 1945, moved its corporate offices to Buffalo as well. In 1998, acquisition of The Mentholatum Company by the Japanese Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. was completed and the company moved to Orchard Park, NY. The Mentholatum Building in Buffalo was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (History buffs will want to check out the very interesting 2017 article by Buffalo Rising.)

Today The Mentholatum Company sells its products in more than 130 countries and at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Orchard Park, manufactures a number of well-known brands, including Oxy® Skin Care, Phisoderm®, Softlips®, and of course, Mentholatum®. Attention Western New York job seekers – they’re a great place to work and they’re hiring!

Earlier this month, GenTech’s Chief Commercial Officer, Yvette Pagano, met with The Mentholatum Company’s QC Supervisor, Michele Martin to talk lab equipment and other business. Clips from that conversation follow below.


Watch their full discussion on our YouTube channel.


View photos from our tour of The Mentholatum Company in our album on Facebook.