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Sterigenics International Expands West Memphis, Arkansas, Operation Center

06/14/2017
Sterigenics International, the leading global provider of contract sterilization, lab services, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, completed a $16.8 million expansion to its facility in West Memphis, Arkansas. The company will nearly triple the gamma sterilization capacity.

Originally opened in 1999, the current expansion adds a state-of-the art Nordion JS10000 irradiator and boosts the total licensed throughput at West Memphis nearly threefold, enough capacity to process approximately 50,000 additional pallets of product annually. At full capacity, the expanded West Memphis facility will add approximately 20 new employees and will allow Sterigenics to better serve customers throughout the region.

"Sterigenics International is committed to being the world's leading provider of sterilization services," said Philip Macnabb, President of Sterigenics. "We are seeing significant demand for more Gamma capacity in the Southwest, which is why we decided to make this investment in West Memphis. This expansion is a first in a series of investments in capacity that we will be making. It is a very exciting time for our company."

"Memphis is a key regional logistics hub with a growing demand for sterilization services," said Susan Hope, General Manager of the West Memphis facility. "Our customers have been anxiously waiting for this expansion to come online and we are looking forward to working with them to take advantage of the faster turnaround we now offer."

According to company officials, Sterigenics International LLC, along with its affiliates, is a global leader in outsourced contract sterilization services, laboratory services, gamma technologies and medical isotopes, and the only vertically integrated sterilization company in the world. Operating out of 43 facilities in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, Sterigenics provides contract sterilization and ionization services for the medical device, pharmaceutical, food safety, and high-performance materials industries.

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