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West Pharmaceutical Services Invests $19 Million To Expand Kinston, North Carolina, Production Center

02/26/2016
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leader in developing and manufacturing packaging and delivery systems that enhance the administration of pharmaceuticals, will invest $19 million to expand its operations in Kinston, North Carolina.

“West is pleased to expand our Kinston facility in order to continue delivering high-value packaging components to our pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers,” said Tom Gribbin, Operations Director, West. “In the 40 years that West has been in Kinston, Lenoir County has been a tremendous partner and we are incredibly grateful for the support they have provided which has enabled us to continue to grow our business.”

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from Lenoir County of up to $400,000. Companies receive no money up front and must meet investment performance standards to qualify for reimbursement. Local governments utilize these grants to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity.”

In addition to Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development, other partners that helped with this project include North Carolina Community College System and Lenoir Community College.”

“This expansion is outstanding,” said Representative George Graham. “This is progress at its best. This will not only help to grow Lenoir County, but all of Eastern North Carolina. Capital Investment and a world class site designation by West for the Kinston facility has the potential for job creation for our local workforce, the North Carolina Global TransPark, and for young people who will be graduating from high school. This will hopefully aid in the fight to attract young talent back to Eastern North Carolina.”

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