Allergan LLC Waco announces another expansion of its North American manufacturing facility located in Waco, Texas. The $10.6 million expansion project will include new manufacturing technology and increased production capacity to support a new product line. State-of-the-art automation and control systems were developed by Allergan's engineering team to support is ophthalmic pharmaceuticals production facility.
The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of operations at the Waco facility, located within the 3,000 acre, master planned Texas Central Park. Since beginning operations in 1989, the site has seen significant growth and expansion, including the announcement of a multi-year expansion and projected $89.5 million capital investment in 2011.
The 22,000-square-foot expansion recently broke ground and is expected to complete in approximately one year. Following completion of construction, equipment commissioning and validation will commence prior to commercial operation. Allergan currently employs approximately 640 and expects the expansion to create 20 to 30 new jobs.
Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company established more than 60 years ago with a commitment to uncover the best of science and develop and deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people reach their life's potential. Today, we have approximately 11,400 highly dedicated and talented employees, global marketing and sales capabilities with a presence in more than 100 countries, a rich and ever-evolving portfolio of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products, and state-of-the-art resources in R&D, manufacturing and safety surveillance that help millions of patients see more clearly, move more freely and express themselves more fully. From our beginnings as an eye care company to our focus today on several medical specialties, including eye care, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, and urologics, Allergan is proud to celebrate more than 60 years of medical advances and proud to support the patients and customers who rely on our products and the employees and communities in which we live and work. For more information regarding Allergan, go to Allergan.com.
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Greater Waco is located in McLennan County, Texas along the Interstate 35 corridor and is home to more than 14,000 companies, 234,906 people and a regional workforce of approximately 322,000. To prepare and market the Greater Waco region for the businesses and jobs of the future, Greater Waco is strategically positioned with centralized access to Dallas and Austin (90 miles) and Houston and San Antonio (185 miles).
Waco, a community of 128,998 residents, is located centrally within McLennan County. The community is home to multiple globally renowned companies, such as Coca Cola, Caterpillar, Mars Chocolate, The Dwyer Group and many others.
Since 2006, Greater Waco has seen more than $859 million in new capital investments and $530 million in riverfront and downtown development, making it an attractive place to live, work and play. Greater Waco is landscaped with top-rated higher educational institutions, including Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College Waco.
The Greater Waco Chamber targets five key industries for economic development, which include: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Health Care, Professional and Financial Services and Supply Chain Management. For more information, visit WacoChamber.com.