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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Expands Manufacturing In Middletown, Virginia

06/30/2017
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a producer of medical devices, will invest $9.5 million in its manufacturing operation and expand its Clinical Diagnostics division in Middletown, Virginia. The company expects to create 57 new jobs in Frederick County.

“Our Center of Excellence in Middletown manufactures reagents, calibrators, controls and other diagnostic products that allow us to be a leading global provider of innovative diagnostic solutions,” said Paul Vitagliano, Vice President & General Manager, Clinical Diagnostics, for Thermo Fisher.

“For nearly four decades, we have benefitted from a dedicated, skilled workforce in Virginia that is committed to our mission, and we look forward to furthering our impact on the Commonwealth’s economy,” he added.

As an incentive, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Frederick County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $110,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the County with the project. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Thermo Fisher Scientific has thrived in Virginia for almost 40 years and when existing businesses reinvest in the Commonwealth it is a strong testament to our skilled workforce, infrastructure, and regulatory environment,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “This company employs more than 55,000 around the world, including over 300 Virginians at its expanding operation in Frederick County. By growing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth and creating 21st century jobs, Thermo Fisher is supporting our ongoing efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”

“Virginia’s life sciences sector employs more than 25,000 at over 1,000 operations across the Commonwealth, and Thermo Fisher Scientific is accelerating this critical industry’s growth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore.

“The company’s research, innovations, and medical and diagnostic technologies are saving lives and changing the face of medicine on a global level, and we are proud to boast Thermo Fisher on Virginia’s corporate roster,” he added.

Chairman of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors, Charles S. DeHaven, Jr. said, “Manufacturing is the County’s largest employment sector, one that is further strengthened by this announcement. Thermo Fisher offers a broad scope of career opportunities for residents, as they use S.T.E.M. and advanced manufacturing to support the healthcare industry. We look forward to celebrating the future successes of this unique corporate partner in our community.”

“The Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. expansion is another prime example of this area’s ability to retain and attract businesses,” said Delegate Christopher Collins. “Our proximity to major highway networks, business friendly Governments, and excellent education makes the Shenandoah Valley a highly competitive and desirable environment for companies looking to expand.”

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