Construction Spending in

New Jersey

New Jersey'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

4.5

million

Labor Hours Demanded

(14 trades, installation, and maintenance)

1.5

million

Union Labor Hours (est)

State union% in non-residential = 33.7%)

$31.39

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$47.5

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: New Jersey

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

307

Firms

Employees

22,335

Employees

Annual Wages

$3.2

billion

Annual Wages

New Jersey Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

25,359

Installation

29,252

Maintenance

54,611

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Parsippany Infertility & Urology Biopharmaceutical Plant and Lab Addition

Parsippany, NJ

135,000,000

2013-2015

Merck and Company Incorporated

Kenilworth Biologics Research Center Renovation and Addition

Kenilworth, NJ

120,000,000

2011-2013

Aurobindo Pharma USA Incorporated

East Windsor Solid Dose and Solutions Generics Plant and Distribution Addition

Dayton, NJ

120,000,000

2016-2018

Biotrial S.A.

Newark Grassroot Pharmacology Clinical Research CRO Center

Newark, NJ

50,000,000

2014-2016

Teligent Incorporated

Buena Topicals and Injectables CMO Plant Addition

Buena, NJ

50,000,000

2016-2017

Aurolife Pharma LLC

Dayton Multi-Dose Generics Plant Expansion

Dayton, NJ

35,000,000

2015-2017

Allergan Incorporated

Bridgewater Biologics Research and Development Laboratory Addition

Madison, NJ

12,000,000

2012-2013

DPT Laboratories Limited

Lakewood Ctr of Excel Sterile/Specialty Prods CMO Equip Upgrades & Plant Expansion

Lakewood, NJ

10,000,000

2012-2013

Novitium Pharma LLC

East Windsor Liquid & Oral Dose, Semi-Solid Generics Plant Renovation/Fit-Out

East Windsor, NJ

8,000,000

2016-2017

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Parsippany Infertility & Urology Biopharmaceutical Plant and Lab Addition

Parsippany, NJ

Location

135,000,000

Project Value

2013-2015

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between New Jersey's biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested $2.2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 1.5 million union labor hours. View New Jersey's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2EkrGMS

New Jersey's pharmaceutical companies and the building trades unions have a surprising relationship - a new study finds that from 2012-2017 biopharmaceutical companies invested $2.2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 1.5 million union labor hours. View New Jersey's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2EkrGMS

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 New Jersey's biopharmaceutical companies invested $2.2 billion in infrastructure in the state, supporting 1.5 million union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2EkrGMS