Covance closing Vienna facility
The drug manufacturing services firm Covance will close its Vienna facility and lay off more than 200 people after more than 60 years in the community, Covance officials said Wednesday.
Melissa Thompson, spokeswoman for the company, said Covance officials notified the 220 employees at the Vienna facility Tuesday that the company will be closing its doors.
The facility in Chantilly will remain open, but Covance has withdrawn its plan to build a $175 million drug development laboratory in Prince William County, which would have housed existing employees from Northern Virginia as well as created an additional 100 jobs.
Thompson said company officials chose to close the Vienna facility because of a decline in demand in the toxicology market. The Vienna facility is one of the company’s older ones, she said, so it is more costly to maintain.
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