Durham operations center sees new jobs

October 1, 2016 by  

It was recently announced by Almac Group Inc. that it would be expanding it Durham operation during the next three years, creating 79 additional jobs.

The Almac Group is a private international development and manufacturing concern, which provides an array of services on a contract basis to the global biopharma industry. Its CEO, Alan Armstrong, explained why the company, which is headquartered in Craigavon, United Kingdom, has chosen to invest $5.2 million in Durham.

“Due to significant industry demand for our range of services it is essential we expand to ensure Almac can continue to compete at a global level.”

Armstrong elaborated saying that the company has found its operation in Durham to be enormously successful and was eager to show its increasing confidence in the human resources the city has to offer. He also stated that Almac appreciated the support shown to it by the City of Durham as well as the state of North Carolina.

Almac will likely wish to include news of its plans to increase its workforce and capacity in its next brochure printing. It currently employs 288 people, and with the planned expansion, that number should increase to about 367.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory credits the state’s improving business climate, life science research facilities and talented, highly educated workforce with creating the inviting climate that precipitated Almac’s confidence in investing here.