North Carolina Construction News staff writer
SteriTek, a medical equipment sterilizer, will build a $59.9 million to East Coast sterilization facility in Burlington.
“SteriTek’s new facility in Alamance County is a great addition to our already thriving biotechnology and life sciences industry,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement. “Companies value our central location, skilled talent, and thriving life science ecosystem as they execute their strategies here in North Carolina.”
Using electron beam and X-ray systems for sterilization, the California-based company’s work supports the medical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and tissue industries. The new location in Burlington will increase SteriTek’s sterilization capacity to meet the industry’s increased demand with four E-beam machines and one X-ray system in a 125,000 square-foot facility.
“SteriTek is excited to offer contract sterilization services to the medical device and pharma communities in the state of North Carolina.” said Larry Nichols, CEO of SteriTek. “We are purchasing extra land next to our facility to attract life science companies to open facilities near a sterilizer.
A performance-based grant of $95,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with SteriTek’s location to North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“We are delighted to welcome SteriTek to our Alamance County,” said N.C. Representative Ricky Hurtado. “The people that call our region home will be great assets to the company as they expand their presence here and help solidify more opportunities for life science companies in our community.”