$16.8 million investment triples sterilization capacity of Sterigenics International West Memphis facility.
Sterigenics International LLC, the leading global provider of contract sterilization, lab services, gamma technologies, and medical isotopes, and a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and GTCR, has completed a $16.8 million expansion to its West Memphis, Arkansas, facility, nearly tripling the facility’s gamma sterilization capacity.
Originally opened in 1999, the current expansion adds a state-of-the art Nordion JS10000 irradiator and boosts the total licensed throughput at West Memphis nearly three-fold, enough capacity to process approximately 50,000 additional pallets of product annually.
“Sterigenics International is committed to being the world’s leading provider of sterilization services,” said Philip Macnabb, President of Sterigenics. “We are seeing significant demand for more Gamma capacity in the Southeast, which is why we decided to make this investment in West Memphis. This expansion is a first in a series of investments in capacity that we will be making. It is a very exciting time for our company.”
“Memphis is a key regional logistics hub with a growing demand for sterilization services,” said Susan Hope, General Manager of the West Memphis facility. “Our customers have been anxiously waiting for this expansion to come on line and we are looking forward to working with them to take advantage of the faster turnaround we now offer.”
At full capacity, the expanded West Memphis facility will add approximately 20 new employees and will allow Sterigenics to better serve customers throughout the region.
(Source: Sterigenics International LLC)