DME would like to congratulate all project participants for West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s Kinston, NC expansion project, which recently received an honorable mention for the ISPE Facility of the Year Award (FOYA). The FOYA committee is awarding West an honorable mention for their industry leading efforts to align primary components manufacturing process with current industry trends and standards.
|About the Project|
|As biopharmaceutical companies continue to bring new molecular entities to market, components play a significant role in preserving the integrity and efficacy of drugs. In addition, regulators are paying more attention to components that come into direct contact with the drugs. Vials, stoppers and syringes, if not properly manufactured, processed, packaged, and shipped, have the potential to render pharmaceutical products adulterated or contaminated.
West is a primary component supplier that is raising the bar on how these components are manufactured. The facility expansion project was designed with transparency and compliance in mind.
|Horst Construction’s Role|
|Construction partner Horst led the way, providing leadership and direction to the design-build team—including all subcontractors and suppliers—in what became a complex and well-orchestrated multi-phase scope.
Because the expansion required use of the existing parking area, phase one included a new parking lot, in addition to relocation of sewer lines, storm water management, and fire lines. Next was the relocation of the employee entrance area, installation of the hallways, and relocation of the lab. Phases three and four included installation of a high rise racking system in the warehouse to better organize stored materials, ESFR sprinkler systems, reworking the HVAC in the existing warehouse, preparation of the pad for the addition, and relocation of utilities.
Next was construction of the shell, concrete footings, steel columns, and roofing. Phase six comprised the fit-out, including 13 new air handler units, 8 clean rooms, WFI water room, lab suite, and showcase quality floor to ceiling glass walls.