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Westbrook Legislative Delegation Applaud IDEXX Expansion
January 19, 2006
AUGUSTA-Westbrook's Legislative Delegation today applauded IDEXX
Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), a worldwide leader in the development
and commercialization of innovative technology-based products and
services for veterinary, food and water applications, for announcing
the creation of an additional 500 good-paying jobs in Maine over
the next five years.
In addition to adding new jobs, IDEXX has said that it plans to
invest $100 million in facilities and equipment in Maine over the
next 20 years. IDEXX's international headquarters is located in
The Westbrook Legislative Delegation which includes Senate Majority
Leader Michael Brennan, Assistant House Majority Leader Robert
Duplessie, Senator Phil Bartlett, and Representative Tim Driscoll,
praised IDEXX for creating new jobs and recognizing both Westbrook
and Maine as a rewarding place to do business.
Our state has created nearly 14,000 new jobs over the past couple
years, and Governor Baldacci recently set the bar even higher with
the goal of creating 25,000 new jobs over the next five years.
Westbrook is a great place to start adding those new jobs and IDEXX
is a great partner to have," said Senate Majority Leader Michael
Brennan, D-Cumberland County.
Maine's New Economy is beginning right here in Westbrook," said
Rep. Tim Driscoll, D-Westbrook. "This expansion means that
good-paying technical and professional jobs will allow our children
to stay and work in Maine, and Westbrook will continue to move
forward in a positive business environment."
The Milken Institute recently said that Maine's cost of doing business
is going down and is now the lowest in New England. IDEXX's Westbrook
expansion demonstrates that we are a great place to do business
and that our workers can compete successfully with workers around
the globe," said Senator Phil Bartlett, D-Cumberland County.
IDEXX's expansion today proves that when we make investments in
people and higher education, it means good news for our regional
and state economies," said Assistant House Majority Leader
Robert Duplessie, D-Westbrook. "As we create more opportunities
for biomedical research and development, we will ensure that companies
like IDEXX have the human
resources available to grow. There is no better work ethic in this
country than the people of Maine, and we must continue to ensure
that we move with pace of information and technology."
The Delegation also applauded the efforts of Westbrook Mayor Bruce
Chuluda and other area leaders for their hard work to making the