Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals celebrated the opening of a new production expansion on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, continued evidence of the company’s three-year, $55 million investment in its St. Louis manufacturing plant. Mallinckrodt’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Trudeau, along with members of the company’s leadership team and plant staff, welcomed Missouri State Senators Jamilah Nasheed and Gina Walsh, Mike Downing, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, and Tabitha Harwell, Investor Relations Executive, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce, all of whom participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
During the event Mr. Trudeau spoke of the company’s 150-year history and commitment to patients, “The St. Louis Plant has a long and proud history. As we all know, this company was founded at this very location back in 1867. The new building addition is an important milestone in this plant’s transformation and will support our long-term growth, agility and efficiency. Major investments like this will help us continue to bring critical treatments to the millions of patients we serve every day.”
Sen. Nasheed also spoke with the group, noting, “It’s a pleasure to join the Mallinckrodt team today. I thank you for continuing to build right here in the city of St. Louis and providing employment opportunities.”
The new building addition will streamline and modernize the company’s complex manufacturing processes by increasing efficiencies, reducing waste and energy costs, and enhancing workplace and environmental safety.
Pictured above from left: Steve Richards, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Specialty Generics; Dr. Frank Scholz, Executive Vice President of Global Operations and President of Specialty Generics; Tabitha Harwell, Investor Relations Executive, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mark Trudeau, President and Chief Executive Officer; Senator Jamilah Nasheed; Senator Gina Walsh; John Leonard, Senior Site Director; Mike Downing, Director of Missouri Department of Economic Development