Bio & Pharmaceuticals

AL: Oxford Pharmaceuticals to Open Birmingham Facility, Create 200 Jobs

23 Dec, 2014

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced a pharmaceutical company will build a manufacturing facility in Birmingham.

Bentley said Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC is expected to open in 2016. The company manufactures generic drugs.

Bentley says the company will employ 200 people when it is fully operational.

The governor made the announcement at the Birmingham Business Alliance's annual governor's luncheon.

The group says that state and local governments have tentatively awarded $5 million in incentives for the project. 

Facts about Oxford Pharmaceuticals 

Company—Oxford Pharmaceuticals LLC, founded June 2014, Oxford, England

Chairman—Dr. John Hoffmire

President & GM, Birmingham Operations—John Schultz

Location—301 Leaf Lake Drive, JeffMet Lakeshore Industrial Park, Birmingham

Headquarters—Birmingham, Ala.

Facility size—120,000 square feet, Phase I

Facility purpose—manufacture of generic pharmaceuticals

Acreage size—23.4 acres

Land acquisition cost—$1,404,000

Capital investment—$29.4 million

General Contractor—Robins & Morton, Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

Architects—NOLA/Van Peursem Architects, Huntsville, Ala.

Engineering—Sain & Associates, Birmingham, Ala.

Estimated completion date—Fourth quarter, 2015

Estimated start of operations—First quarter, 2016

Job creation—61 at Day 1, up to 200 jobs at full capacity (10 years)

Job descriptions—Manufacturing technician, Packaging technician, quality assurance, warehouse/receiving, warehouse/shipping, custodian, manufacturing maintenance, packaging maintenance, building maintenance, security, label room, scheduler, production manager, manufacturing manager, packaging manager, QA manager, validation technician, validation manager, QC chemists, QC manager, microbiologist, R&D manager, R&D analytical chemist, regulatory affairs manager, QA supervisor, IT manager, IT technician, and others.

Job Applications—The company will be focused on construction and strategic planning for several months, but when it enters the hiring and training phase, AIDT will assist the company in its recruiting, screening, hiring and training programs.