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10/15/2021

Wisconsin Pharmacal celebrates major anniversary

Wisconsin Pharmacal, a producer of branded and private label health and first aid products, is celebrating a milestone moment in business.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
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Wisconsin Pharmacal, a producer of private label over-the-counter health and first aid products for chains such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aide and Walmart, has reached a major milestone. The company is celebrating 125 years in the pharmaceutical industry.

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company was founded in 1896 in Milwaukee and has grown from a small cooperative for Wisconsin drug stores to a leading manufacturer of brands in the outdoor, safety, health and first aid markets. In addition to contract manufacturing for large retailers’ own brand collections, Wisconsin Pharmacal produces branded products like Coleman Insect Repellents and Coleman First Aid Products, vH Essentials Feminine Health Products, MG217 Psoriasis/Eczema/ First Aid Products, and Potable Aqua Water Purification Products to name a few.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 125 years with everything that has occurred the last two years," commented John Wundrock, CEO of Wisconsin Pharmacal. "We pride ourselves on our partnerships, our innovation, and ability to adapt and overcome. Over the years we have developed innovative health and safety products and outdoor protection products that have made life safer and healthier for our consumers."

The company will celebrate the milestone anniversary with its employees on Friday, Oct. 15,  which will feature an employee appreciation lunch, raffle prizes and commemorative shirts for every employee.

“Wisconsin Pharmacal has survived a number of challenges, including: The Great Depression, stock market turbulence, fires, labor shortages, and country-wide shutdowns,” said Wisconsin Pharmacal president Andrew Wundrock. “Despite all of those challenges, we still continue to thrive. The key to it all has been the hundreds of employees that we have had over the years. We would be nothing without them and I can never thank them enough."