Steri-Tek To Locate in Burlington, Alamance County
$71 Million Investment to Create 50 Jobs
Steri-Tek, an X-ray and E-Beam sterilization service for the medical device and life science clusters, will invest $71 million to establish its North Carolina operations into a new Alamance County facility. The company plans to create more than 50 jobs over the next five years.
The average salary will be $56,800 – above the current average wage in Alamance County of $46,999. The state and local areas will see an additional impact of more than $8.5 million each year from the new payroll.
Steri-Tek is a high-volume E-beam/X-ray contract sterilizer and R&D innovation center that provides on-demand sterilization, microbiology, cross-linking, and consultative services to the medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical, tissue product, and other industries. Steri-Tek has developed a proprietary system for optimizing E-beam/X-Ray sterilization of drugs/biologics, allograft/xenograft tissue product, combination devices and other complex products. Based in Fremont, CA, the company is celebrating its Dallas facility in 2022, and the Burlington location will be the company’s first on the East Coast.
The company intends to purchase over 80 acres in the City of Burlington, constructing their own 120,000 sf facility on 13 acres and developing a life sciences industrial park on the remaining land.
“We are excited about the announcement of Steri-Tek in Alamance County and look forward to their great success on the East Coast” says Reed LaPlante, 2022 board chair for the Alamance Chamber. “Their anticipated purchase of land in the City of Burlington will enable the development of their own facility, as well as encourage the attraction of additional life-science industries to our county.”
“It’s an honor to welcome Steri-Tek to Alamance County.” Reagan C. Gural, President & CEO of the Alamance Chamber shares. “This project is a shining example of the collaboration happening across Alamance County for the benefit of economic development. The Chamber was proud to partner with the City of Burlington and Alamance County to successfully secure this great project.”
Dr. Algie Gatewood, President at Alamance Community College shared that “Alamance Community College is extremely excited to welcome Steri-Tek to Alamance County. We embrace the growth of business and industry by developing a pipeline of highly skilled workers. Alamance Community College supports Steri-Tek and other Biotechnology Companies through customized training and innovative facilities such as our Biotechnology Center for Excellence.”
In addition to the City of Burlington, Alamance Chamber, Alamance County Economic Development Foundation, and Alamance Community College, other key partners on this project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Department of Commerce, and Economic Development Partnership of NC.
About the Steri-Tek Expert Sterilization Services
Established in 2016, Steri-Tek is a high-volume E-beam/X-ray contract sterilizer and R&D innovation center serving the medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical and other industries. Steri-Tek is ISO 11137 and ISO 13485 certified, FDA registered, DEA registered as well as State of California Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing licensed facility.
Their new facility in Lewisville (Dallas area) Texas will be opening October 2022. Particularly with sensitive materials, Steri-Tek has developed a proprietary system for optimizing E-beam/X-Ray sterilization of drugs/biologics, allograft/xenograft tissue product, combination devices and other complex products.
About the Alamance Chamber
The Alamance Chamber is a membership-based, volunteer-led, non-profit community and economic development organization. It provides a wealth of resources and support for new and existing businesses, current and relocating residents to the area, and the general public. The Alamance Chamber serves its mission by enhancing the welfare of businesses and promoting and stimulating economic vitality in the Alamance County area for the benefit of its members and the community. For more information about the Alamance Chamber visit alamancechamber.com or call 336.228.1338.