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Agilent Technologies’ Expands Memphis, Tennessee, Operations Center

12/18/2017
Agilent Technologies’ will expand its logistics operations in Memphis, Tennessee. The life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemicals company will invest $600,000 and create approximately 100 new jobs in Shelby County.

The company provides laboratories with instruments, software, services, consumables, and applications focused in six key areas: food, environmental and forensics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and clinical, chemicals and energy, and academia and research.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Memphis,” said Henrik Ancher-Jensen, President of Agilent Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain. “We appreciate the warm welcome and collaboration demonstrated by state and local partners to help Agilent build up this facility, which is vital to delivering to our customers in the Americas.”

Agilent’s Memphis facility will function as the company’s primary American distribution center. A critical connection within its global supply chain, Agilent will handle the distribution functions of the company in house, state officials said. The facility will serve markets in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Central America. Local officials thanked Agilent for its investment and new jobs in Shelby County.

“Memphis is a growing economy with momentum, thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars of investment just in the past couple of years,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said. “It’s obvious that more and more companies are seeing this and wanting to be part of our momentum and our authentic culture.”

“Memphis’ robust advanced manufacturing industry continues to attract and retain great companies like Agilent Technologies. We look forward to welcoming Agilent’s 100 new jobs to Memphis,” Phil Trenary, President & CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, said.

“I want to thank Agilent for choosing to expand its logistics operations in Memphis,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Agilent’s commitment to create more than 100 new jobs in Shelby County showcases how important Tennessee’s business-friendly climate and ready-to-work workforce are to companies looking to locate operations in our state. I appreciate Agilent for helping us get one step closer to reaching our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

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