Injectable medicines manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is preparing to launch an $18 million project to expand and modernize its manufacturing facility in Williamsport, PA, according to an announcement issued by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this Wednesday.
The company will build an additional 12,000 sq ft of space at the site and install new equipment to support a new product mixer line, as well as increase the capacity and efficiency of the location.
“We are pleased to continue our growth within Pennsylvania, which will help support our mission of improving the lives of patients across the globe,” David Montecalvo, senior vice president and chief operations and supply chain officer for West Pharmaceutical, said in a statement. “We are grateful for our partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for the support of the Governor’s Action Team, which will help enable our continued commitment to expand our operations in PA and supporting a bright future for the communities in which we operate.”
About 200 new jobs will be added to the plant’s headcount when the effort reaches completion.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is offering the company a funding proposal for a $687,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $258,000 workforce development grant.