Neogen Corp. in Lansing, a developer of comprehensive solutions for food and animal safety, has started work on a $70 million expansion of its food safety facility.
“Neogen is proud to call Lansing our corporate headquarters, and we are so happy to continue growing with the city that helped build us into the global company that we are today,” says John Adent, president and CEO of Neogen. “This year, as we celebrate our 40th year of operations, we also celebrate a number of big steps forward for our company.
“This expansion, along with the merging of 3M’s Food Safety business with our existing operations, will lead Neogen into a new era of growth. I want to thank the city of Lansing and the greater Lansing area for continuing to support Neogen, and we are excited to continue growing together.”
The expansion is centered around the construction of a three-story dedicated manufacturing building located on East Shiawassee Street, adjacent to other Neogen facilities. The 175,000-square-foot space represents the company’s investment in new manufacturing equipment and laboratory equipment for the test and release of products.
It is expected to create between 60 and 100 new jobs, raising Neogen’s Lansing footprint from 650 employees to a maximum of 750. The skilled positions, which will be added throughout the construction process, will range from automation technicians and operators to process engineers, chemists, quality engineers, and quality technicians, as well as managers and supervisors.
This project received support from the city of Lansing, Lansing Economic Development Corp., Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Michigan Economic Development Corp., and Michigan Strategic Fund. The company applied for incentives needed to create the jobs and complete the project.
The project is expected to be finished in December 2023, with validation and other progress taking place throughout 2024.