Maine’s largest publicly traded company will invest $62M in expansion

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. broke ground last week on its planned, $62 million expansion at One IDEXX Drive in Westbrook.

The Synergy East facility, expected to open in late 2019, features a new multi-level, 135,000-square-foot expansion to the existing Synergy Center, which opened in 2014. Friday’s groundbreaking was attended by Gov. Paul LePage and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, among others.

“It’s so rewarding to see a company take off like IDEXX has. They are such an important institution to the state of Maine,” LePage said. “By building these facilities and the laboratories, we are attracting younger people from across the country to come to Maine, and that is the future of Maine.”

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