Integra Celebrates New Hampshire Operations Expansion
Apr 12 2021
Integra Biosciences, international manufacturer of laboratory equipment with technical and manufacturing centres in Switzerland and the US, officially celebrated the expansion of its state-of-the-art facility in Hudson, NH, with a community ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly extended facilities will expand the company’s US presence to meet the growing demand for its laboratory liquid handling products, which have proved vital to labs around the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company’s production centre on Wentworth Drive in Hudson has gained an additional 16,000 ft2, increasing both manufacturing and storage capacities. With this development, Integra is set to triple its production each year. The company, which has been in Hudson for over 10 years, aims to give back to the community, and will be recruiting a further 100 new employees which quadruples its workforce in the area in 18 months. Each facility will also meet 50% of its energy demands with the installation of solar panels, designed to provide enough electricity to power 90 houses, as part of the company’s global sustainability efforts.
“At Integra, we are proud to be able to fulfil a critical need at a very important time in history,” explained Robert Fougere, US Site Manager and Chief Financial Officer at Integra Biosciences. “Our customers all around the world, whether they are researching the COVID-19 virus, patient testing on the frontline or manufacturing vaccines, are having to cope with sudden and unexpected increases in their workloads. With this expansion, we can meet their demands for equipment, while playing our part in this community and the entire world.”
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu commented on the company’s commitment to the state: “Integra didn’t slow down or back away from the mission; it understood how important it was, not just for our community, but for the entire world, to stay on task and reach production targets. It continues to show ongoing commitment to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the local community.”
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