Global nutraceutical manufacturer, Amapharm LLC, announced plans to locate its first American facility within the CAN DO Corporate Center in Drums.
Amapharm, which was founded by Wolfgang Marks in 1977, launched the world's first vitamin gummy for children in 1996 and later introduced the world's first vitaminized jellybeans, toffees, and fruit bites. The company has decades of expert knowledge in the nutraceutical industry and currently distributes products in more than 75 countries.
The multivitamin and supplement manufacturer will occupy a 43,500-foot building being constructed by CAN DO. Construction is expected to begin within the next two weeks and the company intends to be operational by fall of 2022. Once fully operational, Amapharm plans to create between 50 and 100 jobs.
CAN DO President & CEO Joseph Lettiere said, “Having an international nutraceutical manufacturer locating to the CAN DO Corporate Center is a significant project for the community and an important tenant to add to our world-class business park. Amapharm could have located anywhere in the United States but they chose our Corporate Center.”
“This is exactly the type of project that was envisioned by our organization when the CAN DO Corporate Center was originally developed. The fact that we had a site with approvals in place that would allow for CAN DO to deliver a turn-key project that met Amapharm’s timeline is a testament to both the CAN DO staff and the leadership of the board. This project would not have happened without the support of Butler Township and we are appreciative of their ongoing efforts to bring more activity to the development.”
Amapharm is the second international manufacturing company to choose the CAN DO Corporate center as the location of its U.S. operations. In 2010, Muzo, a flexible classroom learning and office solutions furniture company from the United Kingdom, launched one of its manufacturing facilities in the Corporate Center. Ten years later in 2020, Muzo moved its headquarters from the U.K. to the Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton.