Construction Spending in

Maryland

Maryland’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

2.1

million

Labor Hours Demanded

(14 trades, installation, and maintenance)

454,585

Union Labor Hours (est)

(State union% in non-residential = 21.2%)

$28.12

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$12.8

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: Maryland

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

105

Firms

Employees

8,333

Employees

Annual Wages

$1.2

billion

Annual Wages

Maryland Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

17,988

Installation

8,407

Maintenance

26,395

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

MedImmune LLC

Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) Biologics Plant Building 636 Expansion

Frederick, MD

250,000,000

2015-2017

Emergent BioSolutions Incorporated

Baltimore Anthrax and Flu Vaccine Plant Expansion

Baltimore, MD

150,000,000

2015-2018

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Rockville Biopharmaceutical Benlysta Raxibacumab Autoimmune Plant Retrofit

Rockville, MD

139,000,000

2017-2018

United Therapeutics Corporation

Silver Spring Biologics Liquid Drug Substance Manufacturing Unit Addition

Silver Spring, MD

85,000,000

2017-2018

United Therapeutics Corporation

Silver Spring Biomedical Product Research Unisphere Building Expansion

Silver Spring, MD

65,000,000

2016-2018

Paragon Bioservices Incorporated

Baltimore UMB Paragon Biopark Building II Addition

Baltimore, MD

18,000,000

2011-2012

Pharmaceutics International Incorporated

Hunt Valley Aseptic Fill/Finish Plant Expansion

Hunt Valley, MD

15,000,000

2012-2012

MedImmune LLC

Frederick Antibodies & Vaccines CMO Plant Warehouse Bldg #630 Renovation/Fit-Up

Frederick, MD

15,000,000

2017-2017

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Salisbury Generic Tablets and Capsules CMO Plant Expansion

Salisbury, MD

10,000,000

2013-2015

MedImmune LLC

Frederick Antibodies & Viral Vaccines CMO Plant 2017 Rolling Maintenance Program

Frederick, MD

7,000,000

2017-2017

MedImmune LLC

Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) Biologics Plant Building 636 Expansion

Frederick, MD

Location

250,000,000

Project Value

2015-2017

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between Maryland's biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested more than one billion dollars in infrastructure in the state, supporting 454,585 union labor hours. View Maryland's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2G33fVy

Maryland's pharmaceutical companies and the building trades unions have a surprising relationship - a new study finds that from 2012-2017 biopharmaceutical companies invested more than one billion dollars in infrastructure in the state, supporting 454,585 union labor hours. View Maryland's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2G33fVy

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 Maryland's biopharmaceutical companies invested more than one billion dollars in infrastructure in the state, supporting 454,585 union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2G33fVy