"Rocky Mount's new laboratory, coupled with our investments throughout the plant, will help ensure that we continue to supply high-quality, more affordable medicines to customers and patients who need them," said Marty Nealey, vice president, Rocky Mount Operations, Hospira. "Through advanced technology and additional space, we've been able to gradually increase our production levels and ensure more consistent release of products, ultimately supporting our ability to provide a more sustainable supply of many life-impacting drugs. I'm very proud of all of the team members here at Rocky Mount and very thankful for the support of this community and our state in furthering our commitment to advancing wellness."
"For nearly 80 years, Hospira has been an integral part of the healthcare system, serving hundreds of millions of patients with affordable drugs and delivery systems worldwide," said F. Michael Ball, chief executive officer, Hospira, at today's ceremony. "We are investing more than $1 billion globally to not only serve the patients and hospitals that depend on us with high-quality products in sustainable supply today, but also to make sure that our central role in this system remains vibrant in the future."