Eurofins Scientific Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Louisville Laboratory
Eurofins Scientific celebrated the grand opening of its new Eurofins Microbiology and Eurofins Genomics laboratories in Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, March 1. Eurofins selected Gray Construction to provide design-build services for the 65,800 s.f. facility, which houses both laboratories.
- LocationLouisville, KY
- Square Footage65,800 s.f.
- Operational14 months
Eurofins Genomics is a leading provider of genomic services established around the core business lines of traditional and next generation DNA sequencing services as well as oligonucleotide and gene synthesis. Services include: next generation sequencing, custom oligonucleotide synthesis (including GMP), gene synthesis and siRNA synthesis.
Eurofins ExpressMicro™ rapid microbiology testing services include: pathogen testing, process control, quality and spoilage tests, strain identification, environmental monitoring and shelf-life studies. The laboratory utilizes the latest analytical technologies that provide the robustness and sensitivity needed to rapidly quantify and detect pathogenic, spoilage and probiotic microorganisms.
Approximately 100 people were in attendance, including Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Bevin and Fischer discussed the scientific advancements and innovative logistics provided by Eurofins in the greater Louisville area.
“We are pleased to welcome Eurofins Scientific to Kentucky and excited about creating jobs in the promising career field of genomics right here in Louisville,” said Governor Matt Bevin. “We are glad they will be taking advantage of the many logistical capabilities that are unique to Kentucky. This is a testament to the quality of Louisville’s workforce and further indication that Kentucky is open for business.”
Gray’s Ohio Valley Regional Office President Steve Renshaw, Director, Pre-Construction Services Ben Meurer and Project Manager Mark Schentrup also attended the ceremony.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Eurofins and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of this project,” said Renshaw.
In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony, key suppliers, industry partners and community leaders also enjoyed a personal tour of the facility and networking.
With over 22,000 staff in over 225 laboratories across 39 countries, Eurofins Scientific is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.
Gray Construction, is a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm with over 55 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility in Vance, Ala.; a specialty pet food kitchen and distribution center for Champion Petfoods in Auburn, Ky. ; a fresh pork processing facility in Coldwater, Michigan for Clemens Food Group; a Keurig manufacturing facility in Douglasville, Ga.; a utility vehicle manufacturing facility for Kubota Manufacturing of America Corporation in Gainesville, Ga.; an expansion to Wrigley’s Yorkville, Ill. campus; and a manufacturing facility for Weber Metals in Paramount, Calif.