My dad has worked at his company for 40 years. Not a typo – FORTY YEARS!!! Nowadays that’s pretty unheard of. To honor his contributions, Covidien (which has at various times during my dad’s tenure been, or been part of, Tyco Healthcare, Colgate and Kendall) named a laboratory for my dad. Only two other people have their names on facilities in the building – the founder of the company and the president/CEO of the company (i.e. this is a big deal). My dad was expecting the customary anniversary party with cake and soda so was completely blown away by this impressive but well-deserved surprise. Congratulations Dad! I’m so proud you’re my dad.