The addition will be located on the south side of Route 23, atthe Geist Road intersection. A Lancaster Labs spokeswoman says it,like an earlier expansion, will connect via an enclosed bridge thatcrosses Route 23 to join Building 1 on the campus. The land alsocontains space for a fourth building, she tells GlobeSt.com, whichis contemplated sometime in the future.

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The new three-story addition will house a new reception area,laboratory modules and staff offices. In the opening phase ofconstruction, the first-floor reception area and the third floorwill be completed in late 2008. The remaining space on the firstand second floors is scheduled for completion during 2008 and2009.

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"We anticipate especially strong demand for testing in supportof biotechnology and new drug products," says Wilson Hershey,president, in a statement. "The additional space will allow us tomove parts of our existing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceuticaltesting operations to the new building and also to develop a newreception area serving the entire complex."

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This is the company's 11th expansion. Earl Hess foundedLancaster Laboratories in 1961 in 2,500 sf on his father'sfarmland, which is the firm's current setting. The company, asubsidiary of Waltham, MA-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, providesanalytical services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical andenvironmental industries. The Lancaster subsidiary recentlyacquired a company in Ireland.

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Thermo Fisher is funding this expansion. The governor's actionteam has assembled an incentive package of up to $560,000 for theproject through the Pennsylvania Department of Community andEconomic Development. It includes an opportunity grant of up to$250,000, as much as $100,000 in customized job training assistanceand $210,000 in job creation tax credits.

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