BioTek Instruments Completes Major Site Expansion
May 23, 2017
BioTek Instruments celebrated the completion of a $4.5 million facility expansion and renovation during a company-wide event on Thursday, May 18. The 22,000 square foot expansion is already supporting the Company’s rapid growth. While many departments are benefitting from the additional space, the Company’s manufacturing area is most notably affected, growing by 33%. The project also includes a new 1,400 square foot training facility for the Company’s new and existing employees.
In a letter to the company, Vermont Governor, Phil Scott, congratulated BioTek on the expansion stating, “BioTek is a working example of how a high-technology company can make its home here in Vermont and compete with and win against top companies located anywhere in the world.”
At the event BioTek President and CEO, Briar Alpert, told employees that the project will “position BioTek to continue to execute on (the Company’s) strategy of becoming one of the largest life science instrumentation companies in the world”. He continued saying, “In short, we are building tools that are unlocking the mysteries of life and we are doing this from right here in Vermont.”
Alpert and company employees recognized some of the project leaders, offering special recognition to the Company’s Facilities Manager, Mark Boutin, who was celebrated for his integral role in leading the construction project. The Company also thanked Neagley & Chase Construction Company for being such a strong partner throughout the project, noting that they not only built a high quality building on time and on budget, but that they did so while working around a fully functioning manufacturing operation.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation. Our comprehensive product line includes cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.
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