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Breaking Ground at Beaverton Expansion Site

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Breaks Ground on Beaverton Site Expansion

The expansion by Beaverton’s largest employer will create 60 jobs for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry.

Saint-Gobain News Release, Beaverton, Mich. – September 10, 2018 – The Life Science business unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, today officially broke ground on the expansion to its site in Beaverton. The site is part of the Life Science business unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, which is focused on developing and manufacturing high-performance components and systems that enhance patient care. Distinguished guests at the groundbreaking included Beaverton Mayor Ray Nau, Beaverton City Manager Heath Kaplan, and Michigan State Representative Jason Wentworth.

The expansion project will increase development and manufacture capacity for Single Use Systems (SUS), the components and assemblies utilized in the manufacturing of life-saving drugs and vaccines. This project will also create 60 additional jobs for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry and allow the company to remain the largest employer in Beaverton.

“For more than 20 years, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has served as a strong partner of our City, and this expansion is another step we are taking together to further support Beaverton’s economic development,” said City Manager Kaplan. “We are grateful that Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has chosen to continue to invest in our city, our people, and our community.”

The expansion will be constructed using non-combustible materials and designed to add floor space to host extrusion, molding, and assembly in ISO Class 7 production space. Additional warehouse space, a new Development Center, Materials Test Lab, and a new two-story office space are also included in the expansion plans.

“The site expansion will allow potential employees to experience the positive impact they can have by manufacturing products that save lives around the world,” said Sue Shay, Plant Manager at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Beaverton. “From competitive salaries to strong training offerings for continued growth, potential employees will be able to experience how fulfilling a career in manufacturing can be.”

The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics expansion project is expected to be complete in December of 2019.

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About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain):
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spearheading the advancement of innovation within the Saint-Gobain Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facilities around the world.

About Saint-Gobain Life Sciences (A division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics)
Dedicated to improving quality of life, Saint-Gobain Life Sciences develops and manufactures high-performance components and integrated solutions that touch a broad range of patient care, from the development of new therapeutic cancer treatments to biopharmaceutical production, on through to intravenous therapies for drug delivery. Along with material science expertise and collaborative design services, our focus on global quality and regulatory affairs allow us to be the trusted partner to organizations reaching every part of the globe. Combining our technical expertise, global manufacturing capabilities and research and development resources, Saint-Gobain Life Sciences is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of bioprocess, medical and pharmaceutical customers around the world.

About Saint-Gobain Bioprocess Solutions (A unit of Saint-Gobain Life Sciences)
The Bioprocess Solutions business unit of Saint-Gobain supplies the bioprocessing, pharmaceutical, cell therapy and laboratory industries with high-performance assemblies and fluid path components. Its industry-leading product portfolio and material expertise provide customers with the answers and assurance they need when processing pharmaceutical products.