GE Johnson and CRB Break Ground on Large Expansion of new Agilent Technologies’ Facility

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Today, at a ceremony attended by more than 150 people, Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), GE Johnson Construction Company, and CRB broke ground on a multi-structure expansion project on Agilent’s Fredrick Campus.

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Agilent Technologies Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world.

The site will comprise of several structures initially, including a Manufacturing Building, a Bulk Tank Farm and a Lab/Office building. The current production facility design will include the installation of a single production train with the space and utilities available to expand to a second train. The first phase of this project will allow for Agilent to more than double its current production capacity, with significant long-term opportunities for expansion.

CRB will lead the design and engineering, while GE Johnson Construction Company will assume Construction Management and General Contracting duties for the project. Both firms have long been leaders in advanced technology, bioengineering, pharmaceutical and related projects. As planned, the construction phase of the project is expected to reach completion in late 2017, with considerations being made for future phases.

“CRB is very excited to be a part of the Agilent Project Apothecary team and continue our involvement in the growing oligonucleotide production industry,” said Josh Kunert, CRB Project Manager. “CRB has been involved in design projects within this industry since the early 90s, so it is exciting to see a company like Agilent investing in this technology and all of its potential life-saving treatment applications.”

Jim Johnson, CEO of GE Johnson added, “We are extremely excited to continue building upon a relationship with Agilent which began a number of years ago. They are already a leader in their field, and this project is going to continue growing their ability to serve their clients. GE Johnson has long been active in this market sector, and we look forward to further developing our expertise with top-notch project partners like Agilent and CRB.”

For any questions related to Agilent Technologies, please contact Rekha Parthasarathy at (408) 345-8396.

About CRB
CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction and operational support of facilities across the globe. With world-class technical expertise and an empowered team of 950-plus, we relentlessly pursue and deliver the right solutions to our clients’ technical challenges, no matter how big or small.

Founded in 1984, CRB has 15 production offices located in: Boulder, Colo., Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Raleigh, N.C.; Philadelphia, Pa.; San Diego, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Boston, Mass., Rockville, Md.; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas, and Basel, Switzerland.

About GE Johnson
GE Johnson Construction Company was founded in 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is one of the premier construction firms in the Rocky Mountain and Central Regions. A leader in providing the full spectrum of integrated project delivery services, the firm specializes in complex and schedule driven projects across a variety of niches. The company has completed projects across 14 states and maintains offices in: Colorado Springs, Denver, and Vail, Colorado; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Jackson and Casper, Wyoming.

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