Waco delights in Allergan's expanding 'sneeze'Waco delights in Allergan's expanding 'sneeze'https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=120092016-02-04T06:00:00Z2016-02-04T22:10:00Z

​​WACO - Allergan, which makes pharmaceutical products for the eyes and skin at its plant on Mars Dr., will already have a $450 million impact on the Greater Waco economy this year.

It may see that influence grow if the company chooses the local plant for an expansion that would double its capacity and create the need for a “few hundred” more employees.

Brent Saunders, President and CEO of Allergan, delivered that message at the 400,000-sf facility.

The local facility now employs 750 people whose average annual compensation totals $78,965, including benefits.

“This plant is full to capacity and runs 24/7, so doubling its capacity would require an expansion and more employment,” Saunders said.

Also between 2010 and 2015, the company saw employment increase from 588 to 750. That 27.5 percent increase means Allergan actually boosted local employment from 1,835 jobs to 2,340 jobs.
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