Meissner Corporation Opening New Facility In Georgia, Creating 1,700 New Jobs

Meissner Corporation, an industry leader in advanced microfiltration and therapeutic manufacturing systems, is opening up a new facility in Georgia’s Athens-Clarke County, which will invest nearly $250 million and create over 1,700 jobs. 

“We are thrilled to embark on this important expansion and are excited to build our second U.S. manufacturing campus in Athens-Clarke County,” said Christopher Meissner, President of Meissner. “The State of Georgia, and Athens-Clarke County in particular, is an ideal location with an incredible talent pool and strong geographic position that allows us to serve clients on the East Coast and throughout the world. We sincerely appreciate the partnership with state and county officials, and are eager to break ground to join the community in Athens-Clarke County.”

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) responded to the news in a press release

“As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia remains a leader in a wide range of industries, including life sciences,” said Kemp. “We are excited to welcome Meissner to the Peach State where they will find a talented workforce and strong partnership with both the state and the people of Athens-Clarke County.”

As explained in the press release, “Meissner is one of the world’s largest privately held companies in the bioprocessing sector. It develops, manufactures, supplies and services products and systems for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries… The company recently played a leading role in the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing critical products which enabled the development, manufacture, and distribution of numerous lifesaving therapeutics and vaccines.”

“The company also plans to work with the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia, including schools such as the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Athens Technical College. These partnerships will explore potential internship and other collaboration opportunities through relevant programs of study,” the press release added.

D & B Staff

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