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$70 million expansion into food safety facility


Neogen Corporation recently held a ground breaking ceremony in anticipation of the approval of the expansion of their Lansing food safety facility. The expansion cost the company US$70 million and is expected to take 12-14 months to finish.

Those attending the ground breaking ceremony included President and CEO John Ardent joined by City of Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, alongside Neogen executives and Board of Directors members.

“Neogen is proud to call Lansing our corporate headquarters and we are so happy to continue growing with the city that helped build us into the global company we are today,” says Mr Ardent. “This expansion, along with the merging of 3M’s Food Safety business with our existing operations, will lead Neogen into a new era of growth.”

The expansion is centered around construction of a three-story manufacturing building which is adjacent to other Neogen facilities. The company has invested in new manufacturing equipment and laboratory equipment for the test and release of products.

“Neogen’s US$70 million investment in Lansing will further Michigan’s leadership in the life sciences and agribusiness secotrs,” comments Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This new manufacturing facility will expand Neogen’s footprint in Lansing and create up to 100 new good-paying jobs for Michiganders.”

It will also create around 60-100 new jobs which will raising Neogen’s Lansing staff from 650 employees to 750 at a maximum. Positions, which will be hired throughout the project, will range from automation technicians and operators to process engineers, chemists, quality engineers, quality technicians and managers and supervisors.

The project will be made possible through collaboration with Lansing, Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).

The project is expected to begin in September this year, with completion expected to happen in December 2023.

Neogen develops solutions related to food and animal safety which includes culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, plant diseases and other hazards to food safety. It also manufactures a range of animal healthcare products which includes pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments and disinfectants.

For more information on Neogen visit their website, HERE.



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