Aphena Pharma Solutions is planning to expand its pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in the Town of Easton and add 100 jobs over the next two years.
The company, an industry leading organization that provides packaging and manufacturing solutions for the medical industry, is purchasing an additional 54,000 square foot facility adjacent to its existing location. Building renovations and the installation of new equipment is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“The acquisition of the Konsyl property combined with the current Aphena property will provide Aphena with a 27-acre pharmaceutical campus,” said chief operating officer Bob Scott. “We are excited to be in a position to add jobs to the Town of Easton and Talbot County community."
Late last year, Aphena announced a $7 million expansion across the company, including expansions and equipment improvements at both its Maryland and Tennessee facilities. The acquisition of the Konsyl property plus the planned renovations represents a $12.5 million investment by Aphena in the Easton facility over the past 12 months.
“To learn that Aphena Pharma Solutions is planning to re-invest in its Easton facility and create 100 new jobs, after just announcing an expansion last year, is incredible news for our state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We look forward to watching this great company continue to grow its footprint in Maryland for many years to come.”
To assist with project costs, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Talbot County, and the Town of Easton are all slated to provide conditional loans and grants.