Manufacturing Operation At Legacy Schering-Plough Kenilworth Complex Closing; 113 Cashiered

Here is the now confirmed story, in a local New Jersey paper’s online edition.

Far from unexpected — but a sad, echoing whimper, just the same. Thanks again Fred.

. . . .Drugmaker Merck will close its manufacturing facility in Kenilworth and lay off 113 employees there, a company official confirmed today. The move will take effect by October.

Merck announced the pending closure two years ago, when it began a company-wide reshuffling following its merger with Schering-Plough, said Lainie Keller, a spokeswoman for Merck. . . .

Recall that we’ve learned that B&L is moving its executive HQ to New Jersey — might we see the Saunders/Hassan duo — in an eerie return to K-1 — this time under a differing logo? Yikes.


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