Allergan breaks ground on $200 million expansion in Waco

Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 18:47:57-04

Allergan broke ground Monday on a $200 million facility expansion in Waco.

The expansion will add more than 100 full time jobs and 322,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

“Today’s groundbreaking marks an important milestone for Allergan, strengthening our commitment to our people, operations and the partnership we have built with Waco and the Central Texas communities for 27 years,” Brent Saunders, President and CEO of Allergan said.

New positions that will be added include chemists, microbiologists, process engineers and production and maintenance technicians.

During the first year of construction the total economic impact of Allergan capital investment plus operations on the Central Texas economy is projected to increase to $522.3 million from a previously projected $450.3 million in 2016.

The expansion is expected to be done in 2020.

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