The list below highlights a few key companies who are vital to HLS' survival. If you are organising protests, where possible try to keep these targets in mind.
Customers are now the key support keeping HLS open. With the current recession and HLS' ongoing financial problems, Cass himself has described their future as "uncertain". HLS are struggling to such an extent that the loss of two core customers would force them to close down. Therefore we ask all groups to focus on the top 2 important customers below:
Also important are the following:
HLS are over $100 million in debt. They have recently lost one of their lenders, Fortress Investment Group. They owe most of this money to their own CEO, Andrew Baker, who set up a front companies to fund the privatisation of HLS in November 2009. Lab Holdings LCC and Lion Holdings now control nearly all the large debt of HLS.
PDP are a specialist courier company for the pharmaceutical industry. They are in and out of HLS like yo-yo's. They are a vital logistics link between hls and their key customers. Due to the specialist nature of PDP, without them HLS would find it very hard to operate, and it could lead to customers going elsewhere.
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Monock Freight - 14 Mount Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 6AR, Tel: 02088945400, Fax: 02088943542
Monock Freight are another specialist freight company. They transport everything from primates to blood samples across the globe for HLS.
Phenomonex supply HLS with specialist chromatography columns (used for seperating chemicals). Some of these are not produced by any other company. In legal paperwork, the MD of Phenomonex stated that without them HLS would have difficulty operating.
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FEDEX - Click here for global locations