Governor Wolf Announces 350 New Jobs with Expansion of Eurofins Facility in Lancaster County

first_img March 02, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces 350 New Jobs with Expansion of Eurofins Facility in Lancaster County Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc. (Eurofins), a provider of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries, will substantially expand the laboratory facility at its existing campus in Lancaster County and create 350 new, full-time jobs and retain 1,500 existing positions“I am pleased to announce that Eurofins will make a significant investment in its Lancaster County campus by expanding its cutting-edge operations in the commonwealth and employing 1,500 hard-working Pennsylvanians with family sustaining jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “Projects like this that utilize the talents of our highly-skilled and dedicated workforce are what will continue to grow our communities and strengthen our economy.”Eurofins plans to construct a five-story, 168,000-square-foot facility to house laboratories and office space at its main campus in Upper Leacock Township. The company will invest $59 million in the expansion project, which includes construction of the facility and purchase new state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment. Construction is anticipated to start in April 2017 and the company has already begun hiring new employees in anticipation of the building expansion completion.“As one of the largest employers in Lancaster County, we are pleased to take this significant step to expand our capacity and service portfolio to our global client base as well as provide a great place to grow a career. This expansion is the result of the excellent commitment and technical capability of our people in successfully nurturing strategic partnerships with our clients in Europe, North America, and Asia,” said Timothy S. Oostdyk, Ph.D., chairman of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories and group senior vice president for Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing. “Further, we appreciate the critical support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Eurofins’ absolute commitment to aggressively funding growth to enhance the way we serve our customers as well as build the best and widest-reaching global testing network. I believe our aptitude for long-term investments in this space is truly market leading, and it makes for very exciting opportunities.”Eurofins received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First Program grant and $1,050,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County (EDC).“Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a dynamic employer in Lancaster County, with deep local roots and a strong track record of growth,” said EDC President Lisa Riggs. “We are thrilled and excited to see the company’s continued investment here, anchoring the biopharmaceutical and environmental laboratory work of this global scientific services giant. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities and its talented and growing workforce are major contributors to Lancaster County’s robust economy.”Founded in 1961, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a global leader in the analytical testing services field, providing innovative scientific solutions to the top bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries around the world. The company is a member of Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Group—the largest network of harmonized bio/pharmaceutical GMP product testing laboratories worldwide. Belgium-based parent company, Eurofins Scientific employs 25,000 staff in more than 250 laboratories across 39 countries.View the full-size rendering of the Eurofins expansion project here.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler places third in NL Rookie of the Year voting

first_imgDodgers pitcher Walker Buehler placed third in National League Rookie of the Year voting. The final tally was announced Monday by the Baseball Writers Association of America.Buehler received one first-place vote, one second-place vote, and 20 third-place votes. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. won the award and Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto finished second.Buehler, 24, went 8-5 with a 2.62 earned-run average in 24 games in his first full major league season – 8-4 with a 2.31 ERA as a starter. On the final day of the regular season, Buehler pitched 6-2/3 shutout innings against the Colorado Rockies to lift the Dodgers to their sixth consecutive National League West title.Votes were tallied after the final regular-season game. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Buehler also made a pair of memorable postseason starts for the Dodgers. In Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, the right-hander allowed one run in 4-2/3 innings in Milwaukee in an eventual 5-1 victory over the Brewers. Buehler shut out the Boston Red Sox for seven innings in Game 3 of the World Series – the Dodgers’ only win in the five-game series.The Dodgers had claimed the previous two Rookie of the Year award winners: Cody Bellinger in 2017 and Corey Seager in 2016. Buehler’s lone first-place vote came from Mikako Niwa of Sankei Sports.Related Articleslast_img read more

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