By Chris Keller – Managing Editor, ABQ BizJournals
October 27th, 2022 – State officials joined executives from Curia on Thursday to break ground on an expansion expected to add more than 270 jobs at the company’s Albuquerque location.
Curia, a drug product manufacturer headquartered in Albany, New York, will boost its production capabilities with the 65,000-square-foot expansion at its Alexander Boulevard facility. The project will add a high-speed sterile fill-finish vial line which is expected to become operational in 2025, according to a news release. High-speed sterile fill-finish essentially means sterilizing the drug product, container and closure before they are brought together, Business First previously reported.
The company also plans to add an isolated flexible filling line for vials, syringes and cartridges at a second Albuquerque facility on Balloon Park Road.
In all, Curia plans to invest more than $100 million into the property. That investment, along with $5 million in incentives from the state’s Local Economic Development Act job-creation fund, is expected to yield an economic impact of more than $1 billion over the next decade, according to the release. The company anticipates hiring an additional 274 employees at an average salary of over $50,000 a year, according to the news release.