Construction Spending in

Connecticut

Connecticut’s biopharmaceutical companies research and develop new treatments and cures that improve patient health while also contributing to U.S. economic health. These companies employ highly skilled union construction workers to build state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities to ensure infrastructure is built to exacting standards.

Construction Employment

Union Labor & Earnings, 2012–17

Pharmaceutical & Biotech

1.8

million

Labor Hours Demanded

(14 trades, installation, and maintenance)

322,813

Union Labor Hours (est)

(State union% in non-residential = 17.8%)

$28.65

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$9.2

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: Connecticut

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

29

Firms

Employees

2,784

Employees

Annual Wages

$451

million

Annual Wages

Connecticut Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

15,911

Installation

6,362

Maintenance

22,273

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

The Jackson Laboratory

Farmington Grassroot JAX Genomic Medicine Laboratory

Farmington, CT

300,000,000

2013-2014

Winstanley Enterprises LLC

New Haven Grassroot Downtown Crossing Biomedical Research Building

New Haven, CT

140,000,000

2013-2016

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ridgefield Rgd Pharmaceutical APIS Pilot Plant Replacement Facility

Ridgefield, CT

65,000,000

2011-2013

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ridgefield Pharma Research Safety Assess Support Building Addition

Ridgefield, CT

42,500,000

2011-2013

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

New Haven Biopharmaceutical R&D Laboratory Addition Build-Out

New Haven, CT

30,000,000

2013-2016

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ridgefield Pharmaceutical Research Vivarium Expansion

Ridgefield, CT

25,000,000

2011-2014

Charles River Laboratories International Inc.

Voluntown Avian Vaccine Supply Building D Addition

Voluntown, CT

13,000,000

2011-2012

Nanoviricides Incorporated

Shelton Clinical-Scale Antivirals Plant Addition

Shelton, CT

10,000,000

2013-2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Ridgefield Pilot Scale Pharma Plant Rolling 3Q17 & 4Q17 Maintenance Program

Ridgefield, CT

5,000,000

2011-2014

The Jackson Laboratory

Farmington Grassroot JAX Genomic Medicine Laboratory

Farmington, CT

Location

300,000,000

Project Value

2013-2014

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between Connecticut’s biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested $896 million in infrastructure in the state, creating 322,813 union labor hours. View Connecticut’s labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2G3869r

You may be surprised by the connection between Connecticut’s biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested $896 million in infrastructure in the state, creating 322,813 union labor hours. View Connecticut’s labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2G3869r

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 Connecticut’s biopharmaceutical companies invested $896 million in infrastructure in the state, creating 322,813 union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2G3869r