WELCOME TO Britz & Company

Our corporate offices and production facilities are located in Wheatland, Wyoming in the beautiful foothills of the Laramie Peak mountain range.

Britz & Company, has a management team with over 75 combined years of experience in laboratory animal science and the biomedical research industry. The team has a clear understanding of the current animal care issues that affect the housing of captive animals in a research environment. It is with this base of knowledge that the company successfully designs, develops, manufactures and installs a comprehensive line of animal housing systems, environmentally controlled enclosures, and management and animal care products for the biomedical research industry. Products include: Animal housing units for Non-Human Primates, Dogs, Cats, and Small Livestock Species; Animal Isolation Cubicles that meet the most stringent research requirements; and, other animal management equipment including The Sipper Tube Washer, Mobile Sinks, and Animal Restraint and Transfer Units. The Britz & Company Team has positioned itself as a leader and innovator in the laboratory animal science industry.

Background

To enhance the quality of life and to ease suffering and pain within our society through the advancement of biomedical science, it is necessary to utilize all resources which include the use of animal models. As a responsible element of society, the biomedical research community has a clear mandate and moral obligation to provide for these captive animals the most suitable, comfortable and enhanced housing systems possible. These housing systems must comply with the research protocols and thoroughly address animal care and management requirements and regulations.

Basic caging systems had their designs formulated in the forties and fifties when the emphasis was on housing density, security and sanitization. The standards were based upon the weight/size of the animal and not species specific behavioral needs. At that time, the workforce was generally male dominated with a large percentage of the animal care staff having an agricultural background. Over the past twenty years, the industry has experienced a shift in the workforce to be proportionally more female with backgrounds in laboratory animal science and care. The science has also experienced changes in animal housing requirements that not only emphasize sanitization and security but, also the well-being of the animals and the ergonomic factors impacting the animal care staff.

In response to the changes in the research animal housing criteria and workforce, Britz & Company has designed a unique series of housing systems - the Environ-Richment® Housing System, the Prim-A-Rich™ Housing System and the Flex-A-Gon™ System. These systems utilize innovative construction materials and are designed utilizing technical information relating to the well-being of captive animals. The units comply with Federal regulations as detailed in the Animal Welfare Act and its amendments and adhere to recommendations outlined in The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Values

One of the qualities we value at BH is the ability and willingness to change; to seek opportunities to do things differently or implement innovative approaches to problems. When this company started, the founders set out on a mission to change the animal housing paradigm and focus on enrichment and ergonomics. We believe our products go far beyond simple housing and husbandry issues, and have adopted the following Mission Statement:

“To Enrich the Lives of Animal and Humans by providing innovative solutions to the biomedical research and animal care industries.”

We have always been grateful for the open and honest communication customers have given us. Our housing solutions have evolved over time, and we appreciate honest and constructive feedback. We hope that we have listened well and have responded accordingly.

We are always striving to provide a quality product. We continue to drive processes in our plant so that what we deliver to the customer will go far beyond expectations. While we have always provided a “1-year warranty” on our products, we have been known to go well beyond that in many cases. In fact, we expect to go beyond the standard 1-year warranty, because we want our customers to be satisfied with us for a lifetime.

Over the past few years, we have been developing our statement of values. Our mission remains the same, but we have corralled and defined a set of values that guide our behaviors. Ultimately, we want to grow our company so that we can better serve the lab animal industry. The following is the Statement of Values for BH.

As an organization, we Value:

Partners - Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, customers, vendors, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

Change – Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change both within and outside of the company.

Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas to individuals or groups in a manner that engages them and helps them understand and retain the message. Listening effectively and asking clarifying questions. Actively seeking input from others and seeking to be the first to understand.

Quality - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; and, being watchful for total quality.

Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive and exceeding our partner’s expectations.

We combine these values to fulfill our mission. They guide our actions, our behaviors and our results, because our Vision is:

To grow a company that people will desire to:
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