AES Clean Technology, a designer, manufacturer, and builder of cleanroom facilities, will open a new manufacturing facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The $14.2 million project is expected to create 97 jobs.
The company has purchased a building in Manheim Borough that will serve as a new cleanroom manufacturing facility. As part of the investment, AES will make building renovations, purchase machinery and equipment, and train new employees. The company is also retaining 95 jobs at its headquarters in Montgomery County.
“We are proud to expand upon our 35-year presence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we continue the mission of helping our pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients save lives through the therapies that they manufacture inside our cleanroom facilities,” said Grant Merrill, CEO of AES Clean Technology.
AES received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $485,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $97,000 workforce development grant to help the company train workers.
“I am pleased that AES recognizes Pennsylvania is the best place to support its need for increased production capabilities as demand continues to grow for high performance cleanroom facilities, including those that are responsible for the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This funding will assist nearly 100 new employees in receiving training and help AES continue their growth within the commonwealth.”
AES is the leader in design, construction, and manufacture of modular cleanroom systems and custom cleanroom equipment for life science and technology companies.
“We are excited that AES has chosen Lancaster County, and specifically Manheim Borough, for its expansion project,” said Lisa Riggs, president of Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. “Manufacturing remains one of our top two local industries, and AES brings new products and technologies that will strengthen and help grow the sector.”