Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced a plan to invest nearly $22 million to expand its lab-based manufacturing site in Newport.
The site employs 110 today, according to the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, and Agilent expects the number of jobs to increase by 20% over the next 10 years. The company has received a $693,000 grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund, contingent on meeting various requirements.
The facility produces liquid chromatography columns used for chemical and biochemical analysis, drug discovery, environmental control and analytical chemistry.
Agilent will leave 12,000 square feet adjacent to its existing facility on First State Boulevard and fit out 9,900 square feet as lab space with new infrastructure, equipment and instrumentation. Over half of the remaining square footage will become a warehouse, storage and shipping/receiving area, and the balance will be used for offices.
Agilent last year announced a $7 million expansion (with six new jobs) at its Little Falls research and development labs in the suburbs west of Wilmington, Delaware Business Times reported
Agilent employs 18,000 people worldwide, including more than 950 in Delaware, making it one of Delaware’s top 100 employers.
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