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Almac Group Expands Durham, North Carolina, Operations Center

09/21/2016
Almac Group Inc. will invest $5.2 million to expand its operations in Durham, North Carolina. The company expects to create 79 new jobs over the next three years.

Headquartered in Craigavon, United Kingdom, Almac Group is a privately-held, global contract development and manufacturing organization providing a wide range of services to the worldwide biopharma industry. Almac’s existing workforce in Durham totals 288.

“Due to significant industry demand for our range of services it is essential we expand to ensure Almac can continue to compete at a global level,” said Alan Armstrong, CEO Almac Group.

“Our presence in Durham has experienced tremendous success and we are excited to make a further commitment to the area signifying our confidence in the pool of talent and skill right on our doorstep. We appreciate the support provided by both the state of North Carolina and the City of Durham and look forward to continued success in the region,” he added.

Almac Group’s expansion in North Carolina was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $77,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. All One NC grants require a local government match.

“North Carolina’s improving business climate, talented workforce and role in life sciences contract research makes it the ideal location for a company like Almac Group,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “Almac has bold plans for growing its clinical trials management businesses around the world, and they will do that from North Carolina’s Research Triangle.”

In addition to North Carolina Commerce and EDPNC, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, North Carolina Revenue, the City of Durham, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and Durham County.

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