Chemist Ken Scott (owner of a health food store and consultant to a national vitamin manufacturer) meets John Arbuthnot (fellow Scotsman and entrepreneur). Discuss a business venture together.
Highland Laboratories is incorporated in Portland, Oregon.
Highland Laboratories outgrows it’s Portland facility. Purchase and reconstruction begins on a 35,000 square foot facility in quaint Mt. Angel, Oregon.
1980 Candy Scott becomes Sales Manager; expands sales territory nationally.
1993 Highland begins international sales, beginning with Japan and Russia.
Highland has challenges with the FDA; works with industry to influence congress; Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) passes in 1994.
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is adopted. Currently, Highland employees own 30% of the company’s stock.
97-98 Highland is awarded the Oregon Technology “Fast 50” Award two years in a row.
Candy Scott becomes CEO. Ken semi-retires & becomes Chairman of the Board and Cosmetic Formula Advisor.
Ken receives a Certificate of Higher Education in Cosmetic Science from the London College of Fashion.
Ken receives a US Patent on his formula for “Transdermal Penetration”.
Highland undergoes major upgrades of facilities and equipment, while keeping the charm of the 1940’s Creamery in place.
NNFA (National Nutritional Foods Association) awards Highland GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) “A” Rating.
Highland awarded “Best New Green Product” Finalist at Expo East.
Highland upgrades existing plant management software with a state-the-art Enterprise Resource Planning software package.
Analytical Lab expands with both new personnel and ELAN ICP-MS equipment.
Highland transitions to in-house Digital Printing Press technology to improve efficiency and turnaround time.
Highland begins offering EV charging for employees, and designates Eco-Parking area. Current vehicles include several Prius Hybrids, a Plug-In Prius, a Chevrolet Volt and a Tesla Model S.
Highland upgrades laboratory equipment again to include GCMS (Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry) equipment.