Located in New Albany, the new final product assembly and packaging plant is being developed to meet the increasing demand from customers for the company’s medicines in the US
Biopharmaceutical company Amgen has commenced construction on its new biomanufacturing facility in Ohio, US.
Located in New Albany, the new final product assembly and packaging plant is being developed to meet the increasing demand from customers for the company’s medicines in the US.
The new facility, dubbed Amgen Ohio, is expected to begin operations in 2024.
In June this year, Amgen announced an investment of $365m to build a new pharmaceutical packaging facility in New Albany.
In a statement, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said: “Amgen’s choice to build a cutting-edge facility where approximately 400 Ohioans will assemble and package medicines that will positively benefit the lives of millions of those battling serious illnesses globally is great news for the state of Ohio.
“Amgen’s newest plant will be its most efficient and sustainable yet while showcasing the advantages of tapping into Ohio’s biotech talent and ingenuity.”
Turner Construction has been selected for the construction management of the new biomanufacturing facility.
CRB Group has offered design services for the new final product assembly and packaging plant.
The new site will be managed by Sandra Rodriguez-Toledo in the role of site operations vice president.
In a statement, Rodriguez-Toledo said: “When operational, Amgen Ohio will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which will enable us to continue to bring new innovative medicines to every patient, every time,” she said.
“We have just begun hiring and will continue to open more roles in the future for technicians and engineers, along with quality assurance, quality control, administrative and management positions. I’m thrilled to be here in the Columbus region and am excited to welcome new employees to Amgen.”
With over 14,000 employees in the US, Amgen has operations in California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. Overall, the company employs around 25,000 people across the world.