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West Pharmaceutical Services Expands Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, Production Plant

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leading global manufacturer in the design and production of containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines, is expanding its facility in Jersey Shore and increasing operations at its corporate headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania. The $60 million project is expected to create 225 jobs within the next five years.

“We are pleased to continue our growth in Lycoming County, which will help support our mission of improving patient lives around the globe. I’m proud of our team members and they work they do every day,” said Gabe Hansen, site director at West’s Jersey Shore facility. “West has been a long-time partner in this community, and we look forward to being able to provide more job opportunities as a result of this expansion and are excited to contribute to a continued bright future for Lycoming County.”

The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $1.125 million Pennsylvania First grant, a $250,000 workforce development grant to train its new workers and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Manufacturing Tax Credit and Qualified Manufacturing Innovation and Reinvestment Deduction programs.

“West clearly recognizes the advantages of doing business in Pennsylvania, and I’m pleased they will continue growing right here in the commonwealth,” added Governor Tom Wolf. “Our strong manufacturing base gave us a competitive advantage over other states for this expansion project. It’s always great to see homegrown companies, particularly a global manufacturer like West, continue to thrive and succeed in Pennsylvania.”

Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures components and systems for injectable drug delivery and plastic packaging, and delivery system components for the healthcare and consumer products markets.

“The Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is excited for the Jersey Shore community given the announcement by West Pharmaceuticals to expand their Jersey Shore plant. This expansion entails and investment of approximately $65m into the local plant and will add another 125 family sustaining jobs there,” said Jason Fink, president and CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.

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