Merck investing $168 million in Elkton manufacturing operation

RICHMOND, Va. — Merck, a global health care leader, will invest $168 million to expand its manufacturing operation near the Town of Elkton in Rockingham County. Over a period of time, Merck will upgrade plant infrastructure, add manufacturing-related facilities and equipment, and undertake a personnel training initiative to support the bioprocessing environment.

“Virginia is proud to be a partner to this extraordinary leader in the biopharmaceutical industry,” said Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “We welcome this important project, which will enhance Merck’s position on our corporate roster and expand the contributions they make to the economy of this important region and our entire state. Our existing businesses are key to building a new Virginia economy, and we remain committed to these corporate citizens as they make the investments necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy.”

Photo courtesy of Merck

Source: Governor Terry McAuliffe

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