Governor Roy Cooper was in Greenville Tuesday to cut the ribbon on Mayne Pharma’s new commercial manufacturing drug facility.
The Australian-based company has invested $80 million in the new facility.
Since the company started construction in 2015, nearly 100 jobs have been created as a result.
The center makes and distributes dofetilide capsules, liothyronine tablets, and doxycycline hyclate tablets.
Gov. Cooper said now that companies like Mayne Pharma are bringing in high-skill jobs, the state has an obligation to better educate the workforce.
“What I’m working hard on is making sure we have the educational opportunities for people to get that training so that they can take these better-paying jobs and more money in their pockets,” Cooper said.
The average salary of employees at the new facility will be $57,000 a year, which is higher than the county-wide average.
The 126,000-square-foot facility will quadruple the production capacity in the United States to more than 1 billion doses a year.