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Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC Sponsors First 'Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour'
Date:9/29/2010

MT. HOLLY, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Prodigy Diabetes Care, LLC, a high-tech manufacturer of blood glucose management supplies, is a proud bronze-level sponsor of the "Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour." Prodigy® participated in the rally at the Mt. Holly location of National Gypsum, a local manufacturer of wallboard and finishing products.  

Around noon, a busload of business and political leaders throughout North Carolina, along with a large variety of "Made in NC" products arrived at the Mt. Holly tour stop. Representatives from Prodigy® gave a speech before a room full of local manufacturers and government officials, which included Prodigy's future plans, upcoming product releases, and our devotion to North Carolina manufacturing.

The "Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour" is a week-long journey around the state to call attention to the high quality and competitive spirit of North Carolina manufacturers. The Industrial Extension Service at North Carolina State University is conducting the tour. All of the goods received by local manufacturers at each stop of the tour will be shown to Governor Perdue and state leaders, October 1st in Raleigh, NC. Governor Perdue recently proclaimed the week of September 27th-October 1st the "Manufacturing Makes it Real" week.  

Ramzi Abulhaj, President of Prodigy®, expressed his gratitude for the "Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour." "Events such as these truly recognize the efforts local businesses put forth to make manufacturing in America succeed. By bringing all of our operations to North Carolina, we are able to further expand our business and create jobs for North Carolina residents."

"It is admirable of Governor Perdue and the NC Department of Commerce to support the tour. By acknowledging  local companies, our state leaders have highlighted the importance of North Carolina manufacturing. Prodigy® is honored to have participated in the first 'Manufacturing Makes It Real Tour' and we look forward to next year's event," said Prodigy's Chief Operating Officer, Rick Admani Abulhaj.

Prodigy® manufactures diabetes management products which are made with a contemporary design, with a focus on the blind and low vision diabetic. The company has been headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. for over 4 years now, and has witnessed much success since this relocation. By undertaking multiple groundbreaking projects, Prodigy plans to create over 400 jobs in the next 3-5 years.

ABOUT PRODIGY® GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEMS

Prodigy® Meters are distributed by a privately owned company headquartered in Charlotte, NC, that develops, manufactures and markets technology-based diabetes products, with a focus on audible blood-glucose meters. The Prodigy® product line offers "talking" meters especially beneficial to the sight-impaired diabetic market. The Prodigy Voice® is the only meter for blind or low-vision diabetes patients to earn awards from both the National Federation of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind.  More information on Prodigy® can be found at www.prodigymeter.com

Contact: Anna Tucker, +1-704-247-8019, annat@prodigymeter.com


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