SCA Pharma to Expand Production Facility in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 21, 2020) – SCA Pharma, an FDA-registered outsourcing facility, today announced that it will expand its operations in Little Rock. SCA will be investing more than $10 million and will create the opportunity to double its current Little Rock workforce of 180 people. Additionally, the investment will allow SCA Pharma to renovate an existing 42,000-square-foot facility at the Clinton National Airport and construct an additional 20,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the existing facility. SCA announced last week that it also plans a 40 percent expansion of its Windsor, Conn. facility.
“We are very pleased that as we continue our geographical expansions in both Arkansas and Connecticut, we can partner with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission to solidify and expand the operations of our legacy operations,” said Milton Boyer, CEO of SCA Pharma. “Little Rock has been the foundation that has allowed for our other expansion projects, and this project will bolster that foundation for years to come.”
SCA, founded in Little Rock in 2010, has experienced significant growth over the past five years and has emerged as a leading manufacturer of compounded pharmaceuticals. The company continually seeks new opportunities to meet customer and patient needs. Creating an additional cleanroom capacity will provide another avenue to increase supply.
“Arkansas is committed to nurturing its homegrown companies from seed stage upward,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. “We are proud to see the success that SCA Pharma is experiencing and look forward to the products and services being developed here in Central Arkansas that will positively impact the lives of people around the country.”
The expansion of both locations will also create the need for technical and highly-skilled jobs for both areas.
“As a national leader in compounded pharmaceutical manufacturing, SCA Pharma is a great fit for this area of the state,” Arkansas Department of Commerce Secretary and Executive Director of the AEDC Mike Preston said. “The company’s decision to expand in Arkansas speaks volumes about our state’s business climate and our workforce.”
“Even in these trying and turbulent times of a global pandemic and its uncertainty, Little Rock is continuing to see companies invest and create new jobs for our citizens,” said Mayor Frank Scott Jr. “We are thrilled and grateful SCA Pharma is joining Little Rock’s momentum and creating high-paying jobs that will have a lasting impact on our economy.”
“Expansions, such as SCA Pharma, often create synergies that lead to even more opportunities,” said Chairman Gus Vratsinas, Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission. “We’re pleased to help SCA Pharma expand and create additional good-paying jobs as our main focus is to make a positive economic impact.”
“We are thankful to SCA Pharma for expanding in Pulaski County and creating meaningful opportunities,” said Judge Barry Hyde. “The airport is one of our most important infrastructure assets in Central Arkansas, and it is great to see new job creation come from these infrastructure assets.”
“Founded in Little Rock just ten years ago, we are pleased SCA Pharma will be expanding where they were founded,” Little Rock Regional Chamber Chair Ronnie Dedman said. “Their expansion proves that companies are finding the right talent to succeed in Little Rock.”
About SCA Pharma
SCA Pharma is a nationally-recognized FDA 503B outsourcing facility specializing in providing the highest quality sterile admixture services to hospital pharmacies throughout the U.S. Choosing to outsource products with SCA alleviates common problems health care facilities face such as wasted product, drug shortages, time-consuming processes, compliance issues, staffing costs and patient safety concerns. Our state-of-the-art facilities exceed USP <797> standards and meet cGMP requirements. Our very talented, experienced and dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing the safest products for patients and outstanding service. It is our policy to create a partnership with our customers based on values, quality, innovations and patient safety.
About the Arkansas Economic Development Commission
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), a division of the Arkansas Department of Commerce, seeks to create economic opportunity by attracting higher-paying jobs, expanding and diversifying local economies in the state, increasing incomes and investment and generating growth throughout The Natural State. Arkansas is a pro-business environment operating leaner, faster and more focused through a streamlined state government designed to act on corporate interests quickly and decisively. For more information, visit www.ArkansasEDC.com. The Arkansas Department of Commerce is the umbrella department for workforce and economic development drivers. Its divisions and regulatory boards include Division of Aeronautics, Waterways Commission, Wine Producers Council, Division of Workforce Services, Office of Skills Development, State Bank Department, Insurance Department, Securities Department, Economic Development Commission and Development Finance Authority. It was established July 2019 as part of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s wide-sweeping efficiency and transformation efforts to reduce 42 cabinet agencies to 15 while maintaining services for all Arkansans.
About Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is Arkansas’ largest commercial service airport. Governed by the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, the airport is located on 2,100 acres near downtown Little Rock. It is home to Dassault Falcon Jet’s worldwide completion center as well as a host of other companies. The state of Arkansas estimates that the airport provides a $1.6 billion yearly economic impact.