Sterigenics International LLC, a global leader in outsourced contract sterilization services, selected Primus Builders to provide architecture, engineering and construction management services on a facility expansion project for its Grand Prairie, TX facility. The project is part of a $10 million plan to expand operations in Atlanta, Dallas and Belgium.
“Strong global customer demand is driving this expansion,” said Philip Macnabb, President and COO of Sterigenics International LLC. “This past year has seen growing demand for our outsourced sterilization services.”
The Grand Prairie facility has been in operation since 2003. It provides medical product sterilization, validation capabilities and SteriPro lab services. The new expansion will increase its Ethylene Oxide (ETO) processing capacity by 3 million cubic feet per year. The build out will also produce expanded pre-conditioning and aeration rooms.
“Sterigenics engaged Primus Builders after a thorough due diligence process to assist with our expansion at our Dallas Ethylene Oxide Sterilization facility,” said Dave De Fina, Vice President, Global Engineering at Sterigenics. “I was impressed with the breadth of knowledge and technical experience offered by the Primus team related to architectural, design and construction considerations associated with EO sterilization.”
De Fina continues, ‘To date, the Sterigenics and Primus team have achieved the aggressive milestones scheduled as we strive to address pressing customer needs. I anticipate continued success and timely completion of this strategic project and look forward to possible future opportunities between Sterigenics and Primus.”
“We are excited to have earned the opportunity to provide our turn-key design and construction services for this significant initiative,” said Tony Pitrone, Vice President at Primus Builders. “We are working alongside the Sterigenics team to ensure the timely achievement of their desired operational expansion and all project goals.”
Construction is expected to be completed by January 2015.