Air & Specialties has been involved in two ISPE Facility of the Year Award projects.

2010: MannKind Corporation, Connecticut

Facility of the Year – Process Innovation

Facility of the Year – Equipment Innovation

Air & Specialties was a major contributor in a project that was named ISPE's 2010 Facility of the Year in two categories. MannKind Corporation is a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Danbury, CT, that manufactures inhalable insulin. A&S worked closely with users, construction managers and vendors to design, fabricate and install stainless steel products throughout of the state-of-the-art facility. Custom stainless items that A&S produced for MannKind include:

  • Solution prep stainless tank platforms
  • Lyophilizer trim stainless
  • Cryo pelletizer platform
  • Stainless staircases and railings
  • Stainless piping supports
  • HMI enclosures and supports
  • Custom drain covers
  • Various custom process and packaging pieces


2008: Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Facility of the Year – Equipment Innovation

Air & Specialties designed, fabricated and installed all of the custom specialty stainless steel for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s ISPE award-winning CSO facility. This project provided A&S the opportunity to provide innovative contributions to a unique facility that is not only extremely functional, but beautiful as well. Some of the custom items our craftsman produced:

  • Stainless platforms
  • Niro stainless piping and trim
  • Custom utility/electrical panels
  • Lyophilizer stainless trim
  • Specialty stainless pieces
  • Custom gowning cabinets
  • Skan and Groniger trim pieces
  • Custom floor drains

  • OSHA 10 and 30
  • Confined Entry Training
  • IS Networld Certification
  • Certificates to operate overhead lifts

Past and present, because the list includes firms that have since merged with other companies.

  • Akorn
  • Actavis
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Berlex Laboratories
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Campbell's Soup
  • Cardinal Health
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Columbia University
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
  • Glatt Air Techniques
  • Hoffmann-La Roche
  • IFF (Int'l Flavors & Fragrances)
  • Kean University
  • L'Oreal USA
  • MannKind Corp.
  • Merck & Co.
  • Newark Liberty Airport
  • Organon
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Peterson & Staeger
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • PF Laboratories
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Rutgers University
  • Schering-Plough
  • Scholes Electric & Communications
  • Torcon, Inc.
  • Trinitas Hospital
  • Turner Construction