Amgen plots new plant next to ex-Pfizer site

Irish officials are celebrating the advent of Amgen. The U.S.-based company has decided to build a new plant in the Dublin area, spending "tens of millions of euros" on the project and employing about 350 construction workers in the process. When it's done, the factory will boast 100 new, high-tech jobs, the Sunday Business Post reports.

And this, the paper notes, on top of the 280 jobs Amgen saved by taking over a plant that Pfizer had determined to close. Amgen bought a Pfizer facility in Dun Laoghaire, taking control of that facility in mid-May.

The new plant will be adjacent to that site, local officials said. It's expected to comprise an 8,600-square-meter factory and a 3,000-square-meter warehouse. (That's about 93,000 square feet and 32,000 square feet, for the metrically challenged.) The buildings are expected to take 10 months of construction and another 9 months for equipping. Amgen wouldn't comment.

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