Pfizer opens first part of Michigan site expansion, hiring 200

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Pfizer, which is spending about $150 million on its manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan, said a new warehouse there will be operational next month. (Image: Pfizer)

Pfizer this week unveiled its $150 million expansion project in Michigan and is ready to hire about 200 employees.

The drugmaker showcased its new $41 million, 98,000-square-foot warehouse. It also is building a $105.6 million sterile manufacturing operation at the site.

The warehouse will be operational next month, Pfizer Kalamazoo site leader Bob Betzig said at an opening event, Fox 17 News reported.

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Pfizer has said a 10,000-square-foot aseptic processing work center is slated to be finished next year, with the first commercial batches expected by year-end 2019.  

Over the past decade, Pfizer has invested about $1 billion at its Kalamazoo site and has told officials there that it could be investing about $800 million more in the next decade.

Pfizer last month said it would take some of the tax benefits that came from the recent U.S. tax code change and invest $5 billion in capital projects in the U.S., including some for manufacturing projects.