Promega continues developing in Fitchburg with multi-million dollar sites

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FITCHBURG, Wis. (WMTV) -- A locally based company is creating jobs in the Fitchburg community with two new sites totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.

Promega, a life science company that creates research tools, currently has two project sites under development in Fitchburg, in addition to its existing sites in the community.

Chuck York, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations at Promega, said the new facility near Lacy Road and South Seminole Highway will be completed in 2021. It will cost about $155 million dollars.

"It’s the component manufacturing center," York said. "So it’s going to manufacture small molecule components and intermediates that will be utilized by our development team and also go into our 4,000 products that we currently have on the market.”

But this isn't the only Promega site in the works.

"We're excited about the potential with that new building and the capabilities our researchers are going to have," York said of the other building underway, near the existing campus in Fitchburg.

York said that building will be for research and development, and will be completed in 2020. That project costs about $190 million dollars.

These projects will create jobs in Fitchburg once completed.

"It's probably in the next five to ten years, 100, 145," York said.

"It's really going to provide more opportunities to both work here in Fitchburg, and maybe those people would even live here in Fitchburg," said Aaron Richardson, Fitchburg Mayor.

Both York and Richardson said the partnership between Promega and Fitchburg has been beneficial.

"I think it's been a very good two way street," York said. "I think Promega does a lot to help the community, and in turn, Fitchburg's really supported us over the years."

"They're really the ideal partner," Richardson said. "Not only do they provide great jobs, and they do a great job in working with the city, they do so much in the community."