SteriTek, a contract sterilizer, announced it will invest $59.9 million to build an East Coast sterilization facility in Burlington, North Carolina. The project will create 50 new jobs in Alamance County. SteriTek, established in 2016 and based in California, uses electron beam and X-ray systems to sterilize high volumes of medical devices for the medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and tissue industries.
The new 125,000-square-foot sterilization facility will house four E-beam machines and an X-ray system, improving SteriTek’s capacity to meet the increased demand for medical device sterilization. Positions for this new facility will include machine operators, warehouse employees, quality specialists, managers, office personnel and sales staff. The average salary for these positions will be $52,500, which is higher than Alamance County’s average salary of $46,199. The annual payroll impact can potentially be $2.6 million.
“North Carolina’s life sciences industry is flourishing, and our state continues to attract innovative companies like SteriTek,” said Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). “It is a testament to our exceptional education systems, world-class workforce and business-friendly climate. We are proud SteriTek chose Alamance County and look forward to seeing its positive impact on the community.”
SteriTek was looking to broaden its market access by adding an additional East Coast operation. In January, the EDPNC assisted the company and local partners in selecting a site, evaluating utilities, incentives and regulatory support.
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina would like to recognize the North Carolina Department of Commerce as well as other key partners involved in this project, including the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Community College System, Alamance Community College, Alamance County, the Alamance Chamber Economic Development Foundation, the City of Burlington and Duke Energy.