Ecolab To Build Life Sciences Cleanroom Mfg FacilityBy
Ecolab, a Saint Paul, Minnesota-headquartered provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services, has constructed a cleanroom manufacturing facility on its Greensboro, North Carolina campus to support the launch of its life-sciences services portfolio in North America.
Ecolab’s Life Sciences division provides cleaning and disinfection solutions for pharmaceutical and personal-care product manufacturers. The 3,000-square-foot ISO 5- and ISO 7-certified cleanroom production area for the division’s cleaners, detergents, and sanitizers will be housed within a new 12,000-square-foot facility. Cleanroom production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019.
Ecolab currently employs approximately 450 associates at its Greensboro campus, which produces cleaning and sanitizing products for food retail locations and quick-serve restaurants. The company expects to add additional positions to support the new life sciences cleanroom manufacturing facility.
The company also is in the process of commissioning a $27-million manufacturing facility expansion and nearing completion of a remodel of its research and development facility and technical labs. In 2017, Ecolab opened a 36,000-square-foot office building on the Greensboro campus for marketing, finance, and other support positions.