B. Braun held a ribbon cutting yesterday on a new Upper Macungie facility that is expected to bring more than 70 new jobs to the region.
The facility is a new location for Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS), a subsidiary of B. Braun. CAPS is a network of state-licensed, FDA-registered pharmacies providing service to over 500 hospitals and home care customers.
"Although its global headquarters is in Germany, B. Braun continues to grow and create jobs in Pennsylvania," said C. Alan Walker, secretary of the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development.
At the event, company officials said they had considered several other locations but selected Upper Macungie because of the positive business climate in Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In March, Bruce Heugel, B. Braun's chief financial officer, joined the governor's trade mission to Germany where he highlighted the company's positive experience in the state.This is CAPS third facility in Pennsylvania. The company said the 32,000-square-foot sterile compounding pharmacy will bring the latest in engineering and technology to support the reduction of medication errors that affect health care.