RALEIGH, N.C. — Pharmaceutical company Hospira plans to invest at least $85 million over the next three years to modernize and expand its operations in Nash County, N.C., Gov. Bev Perdue announced.
The provider of injectable medicines and infusion technologies said it plans to create 200 additional jobs and make new capital investments for the construction, improvement, upfitting and equipping of existing and new facilities.
The project was made possible in part by a $645,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state.
"Hospira is proud to be able to bring new jobs to the Rocky Mount community with the support of the state of North Carolina and other community partners," said Marty Nealey, vice president, Rocky Mount Operations, Hospira. "Our new facility expansion and technology investments underscore the importance of the Rocky Mount facility in supplying life-saving, lower-cost medicines for our patients, customers and health care providers in the global marketplace. We are very thankful for the professional skilled Hospira employees in Eastern North Carolina who are making a difference in patient care."