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Merck plans $100M expansion at Kansas manufacturing facility


DESOTO, Kan. (AP) — Merck Animal Health said Monday it plans to invest $100 million to expand and enhance its manufacturing facility in DeSoto, Kansas.

The company, a division of Merck & Co. based in Kenilworth, New Jersey, said in a news release that it plans a technology expansion of its vaccine production facility this year plus an additional $66 million investment in the coming years.

The site develops vaccines for swine, cattle and horses.

Gov. Laura Kelly said Merck Animal Health continues to be a strong source of innovation and growth in Kansas and are a leading force in vaccine pr...

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