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Governor Rendell Says Hundreds of Jobs Coming to York County as Medical Device Manufacturer Prepares to Expand
Date:10/24/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that nearly 250 new jobs will soon be coming to York County now that state investments have helped to convince a global manufacturing company to expand there.

Unilife Medical Solutions, a safety medical device maker, announced in April that it was relocating its global headquarters from Australia to a leased facility in Lewisberry, but projected demand for its products from pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare industry leaders has compelled the company to transfer its operations to a larger facility in York County.

"The expansion of Unilife's global headquarters in York County is great news for Pennsylvania, and the company's decision to locate its primary manufacturing operations here is a huge testament to the York County workforce," said Governor Rendell. "Major projects like this don't happen by accident, and Unilife's relocation and expansion serves as the latest proof of the success of our economic development efforts."

Unilife will build a new facility at a yet-to-be-determined site in York County to serve as its corporate headquarters and house its primary manufacturing operations.

Unilife manufactures healthcare safety products, like its pre-filled syringe, which can help protect people from needle-stick injuries and other unsafe injection practices.

The multimillion dollar project will create 241 new jobs by the end of 2012 and it will retain 87 existing employees who will move from its Lewisberry facility to the new building, upon completion.

The Governor said the commonwealth's involvement with Unilife dates back more than four years, when an Australian trade representative from the Department of Community and Economic Development's international business office first met with company officials.

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