WARNER ROBINS -- A “topping off” ceremony Tuesday marks a big step in the construction of a plasma collection center valued at nearly $8 million.
Angie Gheesling, executive director of the Houston County Development Authority, said the site at 4035 Watson Boulevard is expected to employ about 55 people and should open by the end of the year.
The topping off ceremony represents the placement of the highest beam on a building.
BioLife Plasma Services is building the site, along an entranceway into Warner Robins near the Zen restaurant. The company is a division of Baxter Healthcare.
Authority chairman Mark Byrd vowed to support the center, which he said “will bring significant investment and quality jobs in the bio-med field to our community.”
Plasma is a blood product, often used to help hemophiliacs and trauma victims. People can donate plasma more often than they donate blood.
One job is posted. For information, visit careers.baxter.com online.
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