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Wyeth-Lederle Dedicates New Facility

Wyeth-Lederle Dedicates New Facility

Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics celebrated the completed 24,000-square-foot expansion of its production facility in Sanford, N.C. at a ceremony in April. Gov. Jim Hunt accepted a $10,000 check from John R. Stafford, the chairman, president and CEO of Wyeth-Lederle’s parent company, American Home Products Corp., in support of the North Carolina Public Health Association. “Wyeth-Lederle Vaccine’s growing presence in North Carolina brings increasing economic benefits to our state and puts us at the forefront of the worldwide fight to improve child health,” Hunt said. The addition will produce a new conjugate vaccine to help protect children against Streptococcus pneumoniae. Since 1993, Wyeth-Lederle has invested about $40 million in Lee County for the development of laboratories and manufacturing facilities. The new expansion will bring an additional 25 jobs to the community. “The people of Lee County have shown us that an investment made in this community is a smart investment,” said company president Ron Saldarini. For more information, call 610-971-4980.

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