Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 250 Cross Farm Lane, LLC (CFL), a subsidiary of PSC Biotech Corporation, will open a new contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. CFL will transfer equipment, personnel and customers from its Wisconsin site to CFL in Conewago Township, investing more than $ 22 million and creating 100 new jobs in the region. CFL intends to change its name to BioTechnique.
“My administration is pleased to welcome BioTechnique to join Pennsylvania’s historic manufacturing industry,” Governor Wolf said. “This relocation comes at a critical time as we move forward in the recovery from COVID-19 and will bring dozens of new, well-paying jobs and training opportunities to communities in York County.”
CFL received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a grant of $ 500,000 to Pennsylvania First, a grant of $ 200,000 for workforce development to help the company train workers, a loan of $ 2 million from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Manufacturing Tax Credit (CIM) program.
The company has purchased the former unoccupied 160,000 square foot Unilife pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in York County and plans to invest in infrastructure, purchase new equipment and extensively train its employees.
BioTechnique manufactures very potent sterile injectable drugs. It is a pharmaceutical contract development (CDMO) manufacturing operation providing development services for next generation cancer therapies, new vaccines, hormone therapies and DEA controlled substances.
“We are grateful for the support of the York County Economic Alliance, the Governor’s Action Team and the Governor Wolf for their generous support in enabling BioTechnique to relocate from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania,” said John Clapham, CEO of PSC Biotech and Director General of BioTechnique. We are delighted to contribute to the success of Pennsylvania’s economy ”.
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 companies planning to locate or expand in Pennsylvania.
“We are extremely pleased that PSC Biotech Corporation is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs in the pharmaceutical industry at the Cross Farm Lane facility, a site vacant for several years,” said Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO of the Alliance. York County Economy. “This is all the more reason to be optimistic in 2021, bringing more interesting news to York County and a great partnership of efforts between the Department of Community and Economic Development and our Make Things Happen team at YCEA.”
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