Swiftwater, PA Sanofi Pasteur, Building 37R Retrofit


The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt awarded Sanofi a $ 77.4 million contract to retrofit its existing Swiftwater,Pennsylvania Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing facility. JJ White Inc. was brought in to perform the general trades contract of the 110,000 square foot, multi-level building. Our expertise in working in this type of facility made JJ White a natural fit for the project. JJ White has delivered numerous successful clean construction projects in the life sciences industry.


The JJ White Crew ran in to schedule conflicts due to their inability to interfere with the facilities need to maintain ongoing operations for the production of the 2010 flu vaccine. The crew also had to meet specific requirements set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the completion of the renovation.


The crew worked on a two shift construction schedule in order to avoid disrupting the production of the flu vaccine. The commitment to this aggressive schedule allowed quality and control efforts to start a full 2 months ahead of its original timeline. The Crew renovated multiple cold rooms and completed a new pre-treatment building with administrative offices and a two-story waste dock facility. The project schedule allowed Sanofi Pasteur to meet their vaccine production demand.


The Sanofi Pasteur facility remained fully functional on an operational campus, with production of the flu vaccine unharmed. The project was completed on-time, on-budget and met the requirements set by the Department of Health.