FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEE & ASSOCIATES REPRESENTS TWO INTERNATIONAL BIO TECH COMPANIES RELOCATING TO APEX, NC, LEASING OVER 57,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAB/INDUSTRIAL SPACE
May 4, 2021 (Raleigh, NC) – Lee & Associates Raleigh-Durham announced today that Moss Withers, CEO and Principal, Karah Jennings McConnell, Executive Vice President and Principal, and Brian Farmer, Vice President and Managing Director, negotiated leases for two Bio Tech Lab Companies relocating to Apex, NC. EnviroFlight will be developing 30,233 square feet of space, while Korber Medipak Systems has leased 27,400 square feet.
EnviroFlight, a division of Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), is developing a 30,233 square foot R&D and Corporate Center in Apex, North Carolina. Groundbreaking on the new facility began in April 2021 while EnviroFlight expects to be in the facility in early 2022. The facility will concentrate on target research areas including expanding the knowledge base for alternative uses of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) in animal health, animal nutrition, cosmetics, and other product development. EnviroFlight is currently the only company to produce BSFL, an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of high-value nutrients, on a commercial scale in the United States.
Liz Koutsos, President of EnviroFlight, said, "Research and development is a core focus area for EnviroFlight, with our research team and dedicated engineers focused on all aspects of insect biology and production including genetics, immunology, animal nutrition, and innovative engineering solutions. As part of our growth plan, we are excited to invest in a new R&D and Corporate Center in Apex NC, and join the robust Triangle Region AgTech community. This new facility will allow us to continue to develop technology that leverages the potential of this amazing insect and facilitate our growth in the alternative protein industry."
Korber Medipak Systems
Korber Medipak Systems (Korber) signed a 27,400-square-foot lease at Peak City Business Park, developed by GreenHawk Corporation, and will occupy the space by early 2022. Korber, a producer of pharma biotech and medical devices, is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. Korber has been a leading supplier of pharmaceutical products for the past 125 years and offers a variety of services from development and production to inspection and packaging. Korber’s existing Triangle operations will relocate and expand at Peak City Business Park.
“Our Lee & Associates Raleigh-Durham team is thankful to work with these long standing clients in securing new facilities that will continue to contribute to their impressive growth”, said Karah Jennings McConnell, Executive Vice President & Principal of Lee & Associates, Raleigh Durham.
“The steps our Economic Development teams are taking to entice new life science companies to our market are working. Along with quality of life, an educated work force, and cost of living, our region has made incredible strides in attracting new industry to the market. We are excited to be a small part in both Enviroflight and Korber Medipak’s new vision in the Triangle and look forward to being a part of their continued success.”, Moss Withers, CEO & Principal of Lee & Associates, Raleigh Durham. Lee & Associates, Raleigh Durham is the fastest growing brokerage firm in the Triangle who provides superior market intelligence in office, industrial, retail, investment and appraisal services to meet the specialized needs of our clients.
The Raleigh Durham office of Lee & Associates is located at 5430 Wade Park Blvd, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC.
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Körber is an international technology group with about 10,000 employees, more than 100 locations worldwide and a common goal: We turn entrepreneurial thinking into customer success and shape the technological change. In the Business Areas Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco, we offer products, solutions and services that inspire. At the Körber Business Area Pharma we are delivering the difference along the pharma value chain with our unique portfolio of integrated solutions. With our software solutions we help drug manufacturers to digitize their pharma, biotech and cell & gene factories. The software product Werum PAS-X MES is recognized as the world’s leading Manufacturing Execution System for the pharma & biotech industry. Our data analytics and AI solutions accelerate product commercialization and uncover hidden business value. https://www.koerber-pharma.com/
EnviroFlight is a leader in sustainable insect ingredients designed for animal and plant nutrition, aiming to drive transformative change in the global food supply. It is the leading developer of proprietary technologies which enable the rearing of black soldier fly larvae in a scalable manner. EnviroFlight’s mission is to use regionally available, low-value materials, emphasizing production of nutrients in a socially responsible way and reducing the environmental and financial costs to our food supply. For more detail about EnviroFlight, visit www.EnviroFlight.net.