To meet ever-increasing customer demand for live vaccines,Lohmann Animal Health Internationalhas broken ground on a $6 million expansion project in Winslow, Maine.

“The demand for our live vaccines continues to grow, and this expansion is going to give us another 6,000 square feet of space and allow us to fulfill those global distribution needs more quickly,” Lohmann Animal Health International CEO Dave Zacek said.

The expansion includes a new 4,840-square-foot egg incubation area with new hatchers and setters and a state-of-the-art fumigation system needed for the production of the vaccine. In addition, a 1,120-square-foot space will be added to accommodate a 45,000 vial freeze dryer. The expansion, which will add up to five new employees, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.