LANDENBERG, PA — Pennsylvania-based Purolite, an Ecolab company, is investing at least $190 million to create a new manufacturing facility and expansion of its Global Biologics Division in Chester County, PA. The facility will manufacture healthcare and life science products for the global medical device, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. At least 170 new jobs will be created over the next five years, announced Governor Josh Shapiro.
“The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is home to a growing biotech industry, and with Purolite’s expansion in Chester County, we are cementing ourselves as one of the leaders in this rapidly expanding field,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “I’m proud that Pennsylvania won this expansion project against other states, and I’m pleased that we will be the home of Purolite’s first U.S. Biologics Division. These types of strategic investments in growing businesses are positioning the Commonwealth as an economic powerhouse, and we will continue to make investments that bring more expansions and good-paying jobs to the Commonwealth.”
Purolite received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $1,037,000 Pennsylvania First grant and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Qualified Manufacturing Innovation and Reinvestment Deduction (QMIRD) program.
Construction on Purolite’s new facility is underway and phase 1 is expected to be completed by the first half of 2025.
“We are proud to expand our footprint in Pennsylvania with Purolite’s first U.S.-based biologics manufacturing plant,” said Hayley Crowe, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Purolite. “Purolite’s new facility will help bring security of supply to our global pharmaceutical and biotech customers, enabling lifesaving drugs to reach patients faster.”
Purolite, an Ecolab company, is a leading manufacturer of specialty purification resins for water, industrial, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
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