Spokane Journal of Business

Jubilant HollisterStier to start $92 million remodel

New space will boost filling capacity by 50%

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Spokane-based pharmaceutical maker and packaging company Jubilant HollisterStier LLC has broken ground on a $92 million expansion in East Spokane.

Marcy Edwards, head of marketing at Jubilant HollisterStier, says Spokane Valley-based contractor Lydig Construction Inc. is set to begin site work shortly for the 50,000-square-foot addition.

“It’s been a long time coming, so we’re excited to see it come to fruition,” Edwards says.

The additional space will allow the company to increase the facility’s sterile injectable capacity by 50% at its facility, located at 3525 N. Regal.

The expansion will house a new high-speed, 400-vial-per-minute, injectable fill line, with isolator technology in order to reach high levels of sterility, as well as two 300-square-foot lyophilizers, or freeze dryers.

The company currently has two 385-square-foot lyophilizers and two 220-square-foot lyophilizers.

Edwards says construction on the expansion is expected to wrap up toward the end of 2023. Design and engineering services were provided by Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based IPS-Integrated Project Services LLC.

A press release states that hiring has begun for the 250 new jobs to be created by the expansion, and the company is recruiting workers.

Edwards says Jubilant HollisterStier currently has about 850 employees.

The new filling line will be generating products by the end of 2024, the release states.

Jubilant HollisterStier is the contract manufacturing arm of Yardley, Pennsylvania-based Jubilant Pharma Ltd. The company has about 5,200 employees worldwide.

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Reporter Virginia Thomas has worked at the Journal since 2017 and covers the health care industry. As a reporter, she loves learning about Spokane's many growing industries. She enjoys travelling with her husband, snuggling with her cats, and cross stitching.

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