Our quality products would be nothing without our quality people. It’s a belief I’ve held since the very beginning and has been an integral part of our success.
— Mitch Singer, Founder, PL Developments
In 1988, Mitch Singer and Mort Rezack founded PL Developments with the ambitious dream of bringing a higher level of service to the private label OTC industry.
With a little luck and a lot of hard work, Mitch and Mort obtained their first retail client by the end of year one. Their fresh, customer-focused approach and unwavering commitment to quality, paved the way for the next decade of steady growth.
Sadly, in 1998, Mort passed away. Mitch lost his long-time friend and fervent business partner. During this difficult time, Mitch assumed 100% ownership of PL Developments and saw this is as a way to carry on Mort’s legacy. Mitch was more determined than ever to grow PLD to a company that Mort would be proud of.
By 2002, PLD was operating in a 55,000 sq. ft. facility. By 2007, PLD had outgrown the facility and moved into a 200,000 sq. ft. facility in Westbury, NY. This is the current, state-of-the-art finished dose packaging center for PLD.
In 2008, PLD marked a significant achievement with the acquisition of an 85,000 sq. ft. solid dose manufacturing facility. PLD’s capabilities were more diverse than ever and their products were now on the shelves of virtually every major retailer in the U.S.
In 2013, PLD made a true splash by acquiring Aaron Industries Liquid OTC pharmaceuticals. For the first time in history, PLD was offering the full range of solid and liquid dose health remedies, as well as numerous first aid items. Shortly after, PLD further expanded its portfolio to include health care items, as well beauty care products. Today, PLD is committed to providing a solution for every health and beauty care aisle in retail stores.
From conservative beginnings, PLD has evolved into a position of a trusted industry leader, partnering with major retailers nationwide. To effectively serve their diverse clientele, PLD maintains state-of-the-art facilities and employs industry best practice from quality to creative services. And, proudly, Mitch Singer is still passionately at the helm of PL Developments— walking the hallways, visiting each department, or just popping in for a laugh or two. A true “family business,” Mitch’s wife, Linda Singer, serves as VP of Creative Services. Their sons, Evan and Adam Singer, serve as President and Vice President of Infrastructure and Projects, respectively.
Mitch, along with his family — and extended family of 1000+ employees — ensure every PLD customer is given the level of service and dedication that was granted to their very first retail customer.