Pharma service brings 51 jobs to Upper Macungie

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Americure Rx, a long-term care pharmacy service for nursing care facilities, has established operations in Upper Macungie Township, adding 51 new jobs at the new facility in Lehigh County.

Gov. Tom Corbett said the company entered into a five-year lease for a 10,500-square-foot facility and will invest more than $555,000 in the project.

The company has committed to creating at least 51 new jobs within the next three years. New positions will include operations and maintenance, as well as pharmacists, technicians and drivers.

The average wage for these jobs is $53,787, said Ed Jordan, press aide for the state Department of Community and Economic Development this morning. The project began in January, he added.

The company received a funding offer from the DCED including $102,000 in job creation tax credits and a $22,950 guaranteed free training grant which will be used to provide training for new employees, according to the governor's office.

The company worked with the Governor's Action Team in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation to launch the project and locate a site.

The company mixes, packages, labels and delivers prescriptions to nursing facilities.

Brian Pedersen

Brian Pedersen

Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 108. Follow him on Twitter @BrianLehigh and read his blog, “Can You Dig It,” at http://www.lvb.com/section/can-you-dig-it.

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