On July 20th, the VGR Board of Directors had the opportunity to tour the new Civica Rx plant under construction in Petersburg. The plant will provide a critical avenue for domestic drug manufacturing capabilities ensuring the general public has access to high-quality, lifesaving medicines.
Check out these quick stats shared by Civica Rx General Manager and Vice President of Operations Stan Benson:
40 employees already hired
186 employees expected
3 production lines to be installed – for vials, syringes and pens of Civica’s
affordable insulin and essential sterile injectable medications hospitals use daily
that fulfills Civica's Mantra:
Do what’s in the best interest of patients
After the tour, members of VGR’s Business Council gathered next door at AMPAC Fine Chemicals for a detailed presentation on the pharma cluster. Thanks to Elso DiFranco, Executive Director and General Manager at AMPAC Virginia, and Robby Demeria, Chief of Staff at Phlow, for educating us on why these companies chose Petersburg and the Gateway Region as home to their manufacturing operations.