The South Jersey Tech Park has signed an agreement with a multinational animal health firm to build their North American headquarters in Gloucester County, creating 200 jobs on site.
Rowan University announced that HIPRA, a company with production plants in Spain and Brazil that develops vaccines for animals, will purchase 25 acres of the Tech Park’s 180 acre property. The land will be used for offices, research facilities, warehouses and distribution facilities, which will be developed in several phases to form the companies North American headquarters.
The sale was finalized by the Rowan University Board of Trustees on April 5. The firm is expected to apply to Mantua Township for approvals soon and start construction of its first building on the Rt. 322 property as soon as approved.
Dr. Shreekanth Mandayam, Rowan Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Technology Park, said in a press release that he believes HIPRA is an excellent fit for the park and will help to attract more partners, providing students with more research opportunities. Rowan University President Ali Houshmand agreed, saying that one of Rowan’s goals as a research facility is to attract, established and startup firms that focus on practical research and impact the economy of the region. HIPRA does both.