Swiss manufacturer plans $46M expansion of Greenwood facility

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Lonza, a Switzerland-based company that produces empty capsules and finished dosage forms for the global biopharma and consumer health and nutrition markets, plans to add 50,000 square feet of space to its production facility in Greenwood County.

The $46 million expansion of the facility, which is located at 535 North Emerald Road in Greenwood, is expected to create 30 new jobs over the next five years, according to a press release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

Construction is expected to be finished in the second quarter of 2019. Lonza plans to hire for the new positions starting in mid-2018, according to the release. Interested applicants should visit the company’s careers page at https://bit.ly/2rkIA54.

“Lonza is making a significant investment in our operations in Greenwood, further demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality products and services to our customers worldwide,” said Sven Abend, Lonza Specialty Ingredients COO. “Greenwood County is rich with talented, skilled individuals who will enhance our global and regional footprint, particularly in the area of consumer health and nutrition.”

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits, as well as a $300,000 Set Aside grant to Greenwood County to assist with the costs of site work and infrastructure improvements.

“Lonza has been an excellent job provider and a source of economic prosperity for Greenwood County. Their new expansion is exciting and encouraging, as it means their good work will continue to produce positive results for people locally and globally,” said Greenwood County Council Chairman Steve Brown.

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