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West Pharmaceutical Services Expands Kinston, North Carolina, Operations Center

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, will invest more than $70 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Kinston, North Carolina. The project is expected to create approximately 70 jobs over the coming years.

The expansion will include increased production capacity, warehouse, and distribution space.

“We are pleased to continue our growth in Kinston, which will help support our mission of improving patient lives around the globe. I’m proud of our team members and the work they do every day,” said Mike Fischer, Site Director at West’s Kinston facility. “We look forward to being able to support our local community with more job opportunities as a result of this expansion and are excited to contribute to a continued bright future in Kinston.”

As an incentive, a performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with West’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“When West could have expanded anywhere in the world, they still chose Lenoir County,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “With the largest manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States, North Carolina has a firm commitment to developing and delivering a diverse pool of talent through a robust workforce training system.”

Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and with over 10,000 team members across 50 sites worldwide, West Pharmaceutical Services is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality injectable solutions and services. Annually, the nearly 100-year-old company manufactures over 40 billion high-quality components and devices that help ensure the safe and effective containment of life-saving and life-enhancing medicines for patients.

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