Today's post is from Liberty Packaging's Director of New Business, John Murphy, pictured at left during his days at Murnell.
Many years ago I took a considerable risk for our family business in hiring chemist Bill Drinan, away from the Butcher Wax Co., based on Bill’s impressive know-how for formulating detergent and disinfectant compounds. I spent long hours studying saponification (converting grease and oil to soap), and the more I learned, the more business opportunities appeared with increasing frequency. Together Bill and I structured a program for manufacturers with the essentials for a successful detergent technology degreasing operation such as: effective products, the correct water temperature, the right dilution ratios, the best handling practices, the proper rinsing, clean solution preparation, and the right equipment. In doing so, I was setting my future, although I didn’t realize it then. I just knew I needed to work hard enough to feed my six children.