Construction Spending in

Illinois

Illinois’ 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)

1

million

Union Labor Hours (est)

(State union% in non-residential = 57.5%)

$30.73

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$31.9

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: Illinois

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

182

Firms

Employees

19,778

Employees

Annual Wages

$3.3

billion

Annual Wages

Illinois Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

12,598

Installation

9,436

Maintenance

22,034

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

Fresenius Kabi USA LLC

Melrose Park Generic Injectables Production and Fill Finish Plant Expansion

Melrose Park, IL

250,000,000

2017-2022

CSL Behring LLC

Bradley Kankakee Plasma Protein Fractionation Plant Addition

Bradley, IL

240,000,000

2015-2018

CSL Behring LLC

Bradley Kankakee Plasma Proteins Plant Expansion

Bradley, IL

150,000,000

2012-2013

Akorn Incorporated

Decatur Pilot-Scale & Lab Ophthalmic Liquids and Sterile Injectables Plant Add

Decatur, IL

25,000,000

2016-2018

Akorn Incorporated

Decatur Ophthalmic Liquids & Sterile Injectables CMO Plant Renovation/Upfit

Decatur, IL

18,000,000

2014-2015

AbbVie Incorporated

North Chicago Chemicals APIS R&D Plant Bldg R13 QA & MST Lab Renovations

North Chicago, IL

10,000,000

2014-2015

Adello Biologics, LLC

Chicago Biosimilar APIS Plant Expansion

Chicago, IL

8,000,000

2011-2012

Nutrivo LLC

Aurora Nutritional Powders CMO Plant Expansion

Aurora, IL

6,500,000

2017-2018

Akorn Incorporated

Decatur Generic Aseptic Liquids Warehouse and Packaging Warehouse Addition

Decatur, IL

6,000,000

2016-2017

Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co KG

Skokie CMO/CRO Syringe Filling Line Addition

Skokie, IL

5,000,000

2013-2014

Fresenius Kabi USA LLC

Melrose Park Generic Injectables Production and Fill Finish Plant Expansion

Melrose Park, IL

Location

250,000,000

Project Value

2017-2022

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between Illinois' biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested $886 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting one million union labor hours. View Illinois' labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2SxOQ5i

Illinois' pharmaceutical companies and the building trades unions have a surprising relationship - a new study finds that from 2012-2017 biopharmaceutical companies invested $886 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting one million union labor hours. View Illinois' labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2SxOQ5i

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 Illinois' biopharmaceutical companies invested $886 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting one million union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2SxOQ5i