OGDEN, Utah, April 20, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Sen. Mitt Romney and other luminaries, including Mike Lee, were in Ogden Wednesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening a new biotech plant.
The Thermo Fisher Scientific facility in Business Depot Ogden, the sprawling industrial park in Ogden’s northwest corner, has already hired 300 employees for a workforce that may reach 450, officials said in a press release.
“An integral part of Utah’s biotech community, Thermo Fisher has had a positive impact on Utah’s economy,” Romney said, “providing several thousand jobs to Utahns around the state.
“They also have played a critical role in our country’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said. The company also has facilities in Logan and South Jordan.
According to its website, the company’s Ogden plant is a $44 million, 55,000-square-foot facility, and is part of its mission as a “world leader in servicing science.”
The Ogden plant will manufacture bioprocessor containment systems, or BPCs, for the delivery, processing, separation, and storage of critical liquids in the production of life-saving vaccines as well as cell and gene therapies.