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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Expands Laboratory Facilities In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

03/02/2017
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a provider of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries, will substantially expand its laboratory facility on its campus in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 350 new, full-time jobs.

The company plans to construct a five-story, 168,000-square-foot facility to house laboratories and office space at its main campus in Upper Leacock Township. The company will invest $59 million in the expansion project, which includes construction of the facility and purchase new state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Construction is anticipated to start in April 2017 and the company has already begun hiring new employees in anticipation of the building expansion completion.

“As one of the largest employers in Lancaster County, we are pleased to take this significant step to expand our capacity and service portfolio to our global client base as well as provide a great place to grow a career. This expansion is the result of the excellent commitment and technical capability of our people in successfully nurturing strategic partnerships with our clients in Europe, North America, and Asia,” said Timothy S. Oostdyk, Ph.D., chairman of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories and group senior vice president for Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing.

“Further, we appreciate the critical support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Eurofins’ absolute commitment to aggressively funding growth to enhance the way we serve our customers as well as build the best and widest-reaching global testing network. I believe our aptitude for long-term investments in this space is truly market leading, and it makes for very exciting opportunities,” he added.

Eurofins received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First Program grant and $1,050,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County (EDC).

“Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a dynamic employer in Lancaster County, with deep local roots and a strong track record of growth,” said EDC President Lisa Riggs. “We are thrilled and excited to see the company’s continued investment here, anchoring the biopharmaceutical and environmental laboratory work of this global scientific services giant. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities and its talented and growing workforce are major contributors to Lancaster County’s robust economy.”

Governor Tom Wolf said, “Projects like this that utilize the talents of our highly-skilled and dedicated workforce are what will continue to grow our communities and strengthen our economy.”

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