Construction Spending in

Ohio

Ohio'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

1.4

million

Labor Hours Demanded

(14 trades, installation, and maintenance)

473,221

Union Labor Hours (est)

(State union% in non-residential = 33.1%)

$26.42

Average Union Wage

(Union construction workers, 2017 dollars)

$12.5

million

Total Union Earnings (est.)

(Union hours times average wage)

Industry Analysis: Ohio

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (2017)

Firms

61

Firms

Employees

5,251

Employees

Annual Wages

$408

million

Annual Wages

Ohio Construction Labor Hours by Trade

Pharmaceutical & Biotech, 2012–17

9,672

Installation

7,802

Maintenance

17,474

Total hours

Largest Construction Projects

Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturing, 2012–17

PharmaForce Incorporated

New Albany Grassroot Sterile Pharmaceutical CMO Plant

New Albany, OH

60,000,000

2010-2012

Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Incorporated

Columbus Generic Liquid and Solid Dose Plant Renovation/Expansion

Columbus, OH

50,000,000

2012-2014

Forest Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Blue Ash Grassroot Branded Pharmaceutical Oral Dose Packaging and Testing Plant

Blue Ash, OH

47,000,000

2013-2014

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

West Chester API Bulk 3 Unit Addition

West Chester, OH

35,000,000

2014-2015

Alkermes Incorporated plc

Wilmington Central Nervous System Disorder Therapeutics Plant Expansion

Wilmington, OH

30,000,000

2017-2018

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Lockbourne Pharmaceutical Distribution Center Addition

Lockbourne, OH

28,000,000

2013-2014

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company

Blue Ash Pharmaceutical Zipdose Oral Single Dose Plant Retrofit

Blue Ash, OH

25,000,000

2015-2015

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company

Blue Ash Pharmaceutical Oral Single Dose "Zipdose" Plant Equipment Addition

Blue Ash, OH

15,000,000

2016-2017

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Columbus Generic Liquid & Oral Solid Dose CMO Packaging Building 37 Addition

Columbus, OH

15,000,000

2016-2018

Abeona Therapeutics Incorporated

Cleveland Elisa Linton Center for Rare Disease Cell Therapies Manufacturing Addition

Cleveland, OH

7,000,000

2017-2018

PharmaForce Incorporated

New Albany Grassroot Sterile Pharmaceutical CMO Plant

New Albany, OH

Location

60,000,000

Project Value

2010-2012

Years

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You may be surprised by the connection between Ohio's biopharmaceutical industry and union labor. A new study finds that from 2012-2017 America’s biopharmaceutical companies invested more than $700 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting 473,221 union labor hours. View Ohio's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2rsVhed

Ohio'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 $700 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting 473,221 union labor hours. View Ohio's labor-industry profile here: https://bit.ly/2rsVhed

A new study finds that from 2012-2017 Ohio's biopharmaceutical companies invested more than $700 million in infrastructure in the state, supporting 473,221 union labor hours. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2rsVhed