St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil Inc. broke ground on a new, 160,000-square-foot health care injection molding facility in East Flat Rock, N.C., on June 24.
The company will invest a total of about $57 million on the new Jabil Healthcare site, including equipment and infrastructure, which will feature 80,000 square feet of clean room, Class 8 ISO-certified manufacturing space, Jennifer Howe, communications manager at Jabil, told Plastics News.
The facility will develop and produce pharmaceutical delivery devices, a June 22 news release said.
"Innovating and producing safe, high-quality pharmaceutical delivery devices – crucial in helping meet the health care needs of patients struggling with everything from viruses, to asthma, to diabetes and more – will be the focus of our Henderson County location," Jim Cormas, Jabil's general manager of operations, who will oversee operations at the new site, said in the release. "We're excited to break ground on our new facility and look forward to members of the local community joining our team."
Jabil expects the site to be operational in 2022 and add 150 new jobs to the region by 2025, Howe said.