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Vita Needle Company is an internationally recognized employer whose unusual practice of integrating senior citizens into its work force has been widely documented in television and print media. In addition, the company has received several awards from small business and industry groups regarding its renowned growth while remaining a socially responsible business. In 2007, we were named one of three finalists for the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year award. We invite you to read more about our company by clicking on the links below.

Vita in The Toronto Star Vita in The Toronto Star

When a special order comes in that calls for a steady hand and a sure eye, the work at Vita Needle often goes to a machine operator called Bill Ferson.

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Vita on Radio Entrepreneurs Vita on Radio Entrepreneurs

Vita Needle Company on the Radio Entrepreneurs talk show with video and audio. Learn more about the origins and history of Vita through the years.

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Vita in The Christian Science Monitor Vita in The Christian Science Monitor

More companies are hiring people 65 and older because they believe they are reliable and productive, while the seniors themselves need—and want—to work.

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Vita in The Boston Globe 3/31/2012 Vita in The Boston Globe 3/31/2012

For employees at the Vita Needle Co., turning 70 or 80 or even 100 doesn’t mean a retirement party; it means a coffee break with a birthday cake - and then back to work.

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Vita on NPR Vita on NPR

At Vita Needle Company in Needham, Mass., nearly half of the employees are senior citizens, and they are helping to keep the company well in the black.

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On The Lighter Side Of The Vita Needle Company On The Lighter Side Of The Vita Needle Company

"So, You're our new purchasing agent! Well, if you want to keep our company number one, I'd stick with Vita Needle, just like your grandfather did."

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Vita in The Boston Globe Vita in The Boston Globe

As this year's 65th anniversary of the Vita Needle Co. drew near, employees climbed into the dusty attic and dug out some faded black-and-white photos.

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Vita In The New York Times Vita In The New York Times

As far as he can recall, Frederick Hartman has never dismissed an employee. In its 65-year history, his company has never had a layoff. And he has never asked anyone to retire.

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Vita on NBC’s Nightly News Vita on NBC’s Nightly News

I wanted to thank you and your colleagues at Vita Needle for your openness and hospitality on our two-day visit to your factory.

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Vita on NBC’s Today Show Vita on NBC’s Today Show

Just wanted to thank you again for all your help and kindness and patience while we turned your factory into a mini film studio!

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Vita on CBS’ 60 Minutes Vita on CBS’ 60 Minutes

On behalf of everyone here at 60 MINUTES, I want to thank you and your incomparable staff for all the help you gave us during our filming at Vita Needle.

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Industry Weeks "Growing 25" Industry Weeks "Growing 25"

IndustryWeek magazine congratulates you and your company for being named to this year's Growing Companies 25.

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Experience Works Experience Works

Congratulations on your being honored.

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The Older Worker Advantage The Older Worker Advantage

"Wow--this is unique." That's what Larry Christian thought when he joined Vita Needle Company of Needham, Massachusetts, back in 2002 and noticed all the senior citizens working in production.

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