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Vaccon Honors its 40th Anniversary and Pays Tribute to its Greatest Champion by Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

POSTED 10/10/2012

rong>Company introduces new pink-colored pumps to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

MEDWAY, Mass - Vaccon Company,  a 40-year-old family-owned business that engineers and manufactures vacuum pump products for the robotics, automation and process control industries has introduced new pink-colored pumps in honor of Joan Ferri, owner of the business and a two-time breast cancer survivor.  In time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Vaccon is offering its customers a special pink color on its J-Series Cylindrical Venturi Pumps with 10% of every purchase to be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Vaccon Honors its 40th Anniversary and Pays Tribute to its Greatest Champion by Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For Ellen Ferri Reid, President of Vaccon, the decision to create and ultimately sell the special pink vacuum pump was an easy one.  “While Vaccon started because of my father’s belief that Venturi vacuum pumps were the answer to improving the manufacturing processes,  it was my mom who worked tirelessly to not only support the family but the company and its employees,” Reid explained. “My mom has been and is the backbone of the family business.  With the 40th anniversary of Vaccon upon us, coupled with the fact that she’s also a breast cancer survivor, we decided there was no better way to recognize her battle with cancer plus the health of the family business, than to sell pink pumps in her honor.”

Because pink is not a standard color in the manufacturing world, Vaccon had to work diligently to find the right anodizing company to create the special pink coating for its J-Series pumps. This spring, Vaccon approached one of their long time partners, Absolute Metal Finishing in Norwood, and they were happy to help with this project to support breast cancer research since they too had loved ones affected by cancer.  After countless applications and testing, Vaccon was able to find the ideal pink palette for its pumps and is excited to begin selling these pink pumps to its distributors.

“We’re thankful for the support and enthusiasm of Vaccon and its dedicated employees and customers,” said Myra J. Biblowit, President of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “It’s the commitment and compassion of businesses like Vaccon, that will help us further BCRF’s mission of prevention and a cure in our lifetime.”

For more information on how to purchase Vaccon’s “pink” J-Series Cylindrical Venturi Pumps, please call 508-359-7200 or visit our website. 

Headquartered in Medway, Massachusetts, Vaccon is a 40-year-old engineering and manufacturing company. Founded by Richard (Dick) Ferri in 1972, the company is a family-owned and operated business that employs 20 people focusing on the design and manufacturing of an extensive line up of vacuum pump products sold domestically and internationally to the robotic, automation and process control industries.  Vaccon products are durable, reliable and efficient vacuum pumps designed to increase manufacturing productivity while reducing downtime and operating expenses.


The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.  In October 2012, BCRF will award $40 million to 197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator.  Additionally, BCRF is the only cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch.  For more information about BCRF, visit

Saverio Mancini
Regan Communications