AdvanceTEC to Invest $10 million in new Johnston County Facility

Cleanroom design and construction company AdvanceTEC has announced it will invest $10 million in a new prefabrication and modularization facility in Johnston County. The facility, which will be located near Clayton, will serve biotechnology companies in North Carolina and across the country.

According to Johnston County Economic Development, the facility will produce an annual payroll impact of $2.6 million for the region’s economy and will create a total economic impact of nearly $16 million per year.

Johnston County’s proximity to leading life science companies is what attracts companies like AdvanceTEC to the area said Chad M. Stewart, chairman of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

“Our position at the center of numerous biotechnology companies and operations has helped draw leading companies like AdvanceTEC that have industry-specific expertise in demand by companies like Novo Nordkis, Grifols and a host of other life science and advanced technology operations both east and west of us,” Stewart added.

In addition to targeting the biotech industry, the Richmond, Virginia-based company also works within the nanotech and cleantech industries on projects that range in value from $500,000 to $30 million. The company built its facilities for research, pilot production and high-volume manufacturing applications. It works with leading technology companies, construction managers and architectural/engineering firms to construct facilities that meet cleantech standards.

Mindy Hamlin, NCBiotech Writer
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