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Evonik took over operation of the Tippecanoe Laboratories in Lafayette, Indiana, at the beginning of 2010. With more than 650 employees, it is the company's second-largest site in the US. In 1953, the US pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company built a plant to produce penicillin. The Tippecanoe Laboratories were named after the county of the same name, whose capital is Lafayette. Over the years, the site grew to its current size. Six hundred and fifty employees produce active ingredients and intermediates in two areas:
The acquisition of Tippecanoe represents an important milestone in the strategy of the Exclusive Synthesis & Amino Acids (EA) Business Line. The site fits perfectly into EA's strategy. Evonik has production plants in China and Europe, and now also in the US, and can thus offer customized production for customers worldwide.
Roughly 650 employees Total area 9.5 square kilometers (approx. 2350 acres),thereof 1 square kilometer (approx. 250 acres) of factories 4.5 square kilometers (approx. 1100 acres) of farmland 4 square kilometers (approx 1000 acres) of wildlife habitat
Active ingredients and intermediates for cancer drugs, such as Gemzar and veterinary drugs like Tylosin.