On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Governor Visits Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

Lancaster, PA – Governor Wolf today toured Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc, a provider of analytical testing services to the bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries. In March, Eurofins announced its plans to expand its presence in Lancaster County and create 350 new jobs.

“Eurofins is an excellent example of a Pennsylvania company that is dedicated to expanding and creating jobs right here in Lancaster County,” Governor Wolf said. “One of my highest priorities is making sure that we are investing in companies, and areas, that are commitment to growing the economy in the commonwealth”

Over the next few months Eurofins will be begin construction on a five-story, 168,000-square-foot facility to house laboratories and office space at its main campus in Upper Leacock Township. The company will invest $57 million in the expansion project, which includes construction of the facility and purchase new state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment. The company has already begun hiring new employees.

Governor Wolf was joined by Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Development Corporation of Lancaster County President, Lisa Riggs, and Eurofins leadership. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County (EDC).

Eurofins received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First Program grant and $1,050,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.

“We thank Governor Wolf for his interest and support as we continue to expand our global laboratory testing network and bring high-tech jobs to Lancaster County,” said Timothy S. Oostdyk, Ph.D., chairman of Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories and group senior vice president for Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing. “We are delighted to share how our outstanding service capabilities and expertise help our global clients improve the world as well as convey our 56-year growth history and future expansion plans. We see this visit with Governor Wolf and Secretary Davin as an opportunity to strengthen our positive relationship with the State, and appreciate their support for our expansion initiatives.”

Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.

Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:

  • Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.
  • Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.
  • Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.

Founded in 1961, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories is a global leader in the analytical testing services field, providing innovative scientific solutions to the top bio/pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and medical device industries around the world. The company is a member of Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Group—the largest network of harmonized bio/pharmaceutical GMP product testing laboratories worldwide. Belgium-based parent company, Eurofins Scientific employs 25,000 staff in more than 250 laboratories across 39

For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT:
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116

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