Idexx Laboratories broke ground yesterday on a $35 million expansion to its Westbrook facility.
The new, three-story 107,700- square-foot corporate office will allow the global pet diagnostic and technology company to add an additional 300 jobs for future growth, the company said in a press release. It will also be the first LEED-certified building in the city.
"The new facility will support well-being through a significant employee health and wellness center and a new collaborative workspace design that is being adopted as a best practice by other highly innovative companies," CEO Jonathan Ayers said in a press release.
Headquartered in Westbrook, Idexx Laboratories employs more than 5,000 people, including 1,800 in Maine, and offers products to customers in over 100 countries. Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Michael Michaud were among the officials on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony.