Vance spotlight's Emergen-C facility upgrade plan in Carlisle

State Sen. Pat Vance's (R-Cumberland/York) February Vance Report focuses on an Emergen-C plant's expansion plans in Carlisle.
State Sen. Pat Vance's (R-Cumberland/York) February Vance Report focuses on an Emergen-C plant's expansion plans in Carlisle. | Courtesy of Pennsylvania Senate

State Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York) toured Pfizer's Emergen-C plant recently, ahead of a planned upgrade of the facility.

The Carlisle facility is about 135,000 square feet and opened in  2010. The plant began manufacturing Emergen-C, a dietary supplement, in 2011 and is currently upgrading and expanding its operations, Vance said.

Emergen-C is designed to provide vitamins that prevent illnesses and comes in more than 15 flavors.

“Pfizer’s decision to consolidate Emergen-C production in Cumberland County speaks to the quality of the work force and its central location,” Vance said. “As part of the expansion, a research and development area will be added, creating intriguing opportunities.”

Vance represents parts of Cumberland and York counties, and the Emergen-C facility falls within this area. Vance is currently the only member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature who is a registered nurse. She's served in the Senate since 2005, after spending 14 years as a representative in the state's House of Representatives.

Pfizer is an international business that uses science and global resources to improve the health of people. The company is based in New York City and is the maker of several popular health brands, including Advil, Centrum, ChapStick, Robitussin and ThermaCare.

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