The company now has 700 employees, four manufacturing facilities and raised $140 million in investor capital last year.
On display at the event was a scale model of the 1.7 million-square-foot Chesterfield factory made out of about 34,000 Lego bricks.
The company plans to shutter its facility at 6601 S. Laburnum Ave., along with a similar warehouse in Northern Virginia, also affecting dozens more employees.
The facility has three manufacturing bays able to fill 90 million medicine vials and make up to 50 million pre-filled syringes annually.
The Roanoke-based ice cream company is opening in the GreenGate shopping center, adding to its initial local spot in the Village Shopping Center.
Super Radiator Coils added about 56,000 square feet to its manufacturing and engineering facility at 451 Southlake Blvd., bringing it to a total of 177,000 square feet.
The new space will be used for ice cream production, and eventually for retail sales of pre-packed pints and cups for takeout. The move follows the closure of its store in the Arts District this summer.
Sweet Wynns owner Taryn Wynn said she always envisioned a dedicated space for the company’s ice cream-making classes.
Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific spent $32 million to convert the long-dormant big box retail space into a drug development research facility. The company also has two other labs downtown and elsewhere in Henrico.
“Shutting down the kitchen was very tough and I had this extreme thought of, ‘Oh we’re not going to make it.’ It was during that stress the thought of making a baking mix came to me.”