A new multi-million dollar medical facility expected to bring more jobs to east Alabama by this time next year.
Gov. Robert Bentley and local leaders were at Si02 Medical Products groundbreaking Monday on a new plant in a technology park in Auburn.
SiO2 supplies the medical industry with products for biological drugs. This facility will produce pre-filled syringes, cartridges, and vials. It's expected to create about 250 jobs by the time begins operating in the spring of 2013.
Lee County already has one of the state's lowest unemployment rates. State figures show its preliminary jobless rate for February was 6.4%.
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