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VOL. 126 | NO. 221 | Friday, November 11, 2011

IDEXX Opens Memphis Expansion Wednesday

By Bill Dries

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IDEXX Laboratories Inc. executives will formally open the $13.5 million expansion of the company’s Memphis facility Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6100 E. Shelby Drive.

The animal health, water and milk quality diagnostics company expanded its Memphis reference laboratory and distribution center, which will add as many as 90 new jobs by the end of 2012.

The company, headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, has 55 labs on five continents.

The work and other research at the labs is used to develop products and provide around-the-clock pet health care services.

The Memphis lab employs 116 pathologists and other technicians, making it the company’s largest in North America.

The distribution center employs more than 40 people and is IDEXX’s largest center.

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