Ontario helps Pillar5 expand plant

Another drugmaker will get a government boost to expand so that an area can get new jobs in exchange. The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) did not specify how much in incentives the Pillar5 Arnprior manufacturing facility will receive but said the plant will add two production lines for manufacturing and packaging eye care products. The company expects to add 56 jobs with the expansion. And in the U.S., states are finding that local and even federal funding can go a long way to nabbing pharma manufacturing jobs. Earlier this month Exela Pharma Sciences was put in line for a USDA grant to help with an $8.5 million expansion in North Carolina. It said it expects to nearly double employment to about 80 with the project. Release | More