Scientific instrument manufacturer, Thermo Fisher Scientific, is expanding its global operations by opening a new facility and hiring employees in Ogden.
The company manufactures single-use bioprocess containers, which hold liquids used in the manufacturing process for COVID-19 vaccines and other therapeutics.
Located at the Business Depot Ogden industrial business park, the new 55,000 square foot facility, including 20,000 square feet of ISO 7 clean room space for bioprocess container assembly and chamber manufacturing, represents a $44 million capital investment by the company.
“We are so excited that Thermo Fisher has decided to locate and invest in Ogden,” said Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. “This is really another great win for our community’s economic and employment growth, continuing our positive momentum as more discover that Ogden is the perfect place for business,” he said.
Thermo Fisher’s Site Leader in Ogden, Caleb Jones (Associate Director of Operations) has indicated that the company plans to hire as many as 450 people by 2022 to staff the new Ogden facility, and that anyone interested in a position should apply online at jobs.thermofisher.com. The company is currently hiring employees, providing transportation, and training employees at their Logan site. Expected production go-live date is September 2021.
Caleb Jones said, “Thermo Fisher Scientific is excited to partner with the City of Ogden, the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Depot Ogden to bring our new site to the Ogden area. In Cache Valley we employ over 1,600 employees who work to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer each day. As we expand into the Ogden area, we are looking forward to bringing new talent to our organization that can help fulfil our company mission!”
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 billion. Our company’s mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.
About Business Depot Ogden
Business Depot Ogden (BDO) is a premier industrial business park situated on 1,118 acres with excellent access to Interstate 15 and Interstate 84 with easy access to the Western United States. BDO has over 12.5 million square feet of warehousing, manufacturing, and office space with an additional 225 acres of ground available for new development. More than 130 unique businesses and 6,500 employees have made BDO their home. More information is available at www.boyerbdo.com.
An innovative mindset, stunning location, and undeniable momentum make Ogden a perfect place for business and home for employees. Home of Weber State University and adjacent to Hill Air Force Base, Ogden is Northern Utah’s regional center for technology, industry, education, healthcare, and recreation – certainly, the perfect place for business! The labor force within 35 miles of Ogden is more than 450,000, and local universities and technical colleges develop and contribute to a highly skilled workforce. The surrounding community offers major metropolitan advantages while maintaining an affordable cost of business and living, high quality of life, and unparalleled access to outdoor recreation. Visit www.ogdenbusiness.com to learn more about Ogden – city on the rise!