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Americure Rx’s prescription includes operations in Upper Macungie Township

By LVEDC Staff on August 27, 2013

Americure Rx, a pharmaceutical distributor for nursing care facilities, has established operations in Upper Macungie Township, adding 51 new jobs at this new facility in Lehigh County.

Americure Rx has entered into a five-year lease for a 10,500-square-foot facility. The company will invest more than $555,000 in the project and has committed to creating at least 51 new jobs within the next three years. New positions will include those in operations and maintenance, as well as pharmacists, technicians and drivers.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with LVEDC.

“As our population ages, demand for long-term care and prescriptions from companies such as Americure Rx should continue to flourish,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. “The Lehigh Valley has proven itself to be a magnet for creative firms and minds, and this fast-growing company’s $555,000 project in Upper Macungie Township will add at least 51 new jobs to our region.”

Americure Rx is a long-term care pharmacy that mixes, packages, labels and delivers prescriptions to nursing facilities.

The institutional long-term care pharmacy industry provides a specialized pharmaceutical service to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and correctional institutions, according to documents filed by Americure Rx with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The services include medication distribution and management, education, quality assurance and regulatory support.

The company received a funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development including $102,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $22,950 Guaranteed Free Training grant which will be used to provide training for their new employees.

“We worked in coordination with the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation,” said Jaco du Plessis, president of Americure Rx. “GAT’s assistance was instrumental in getting the project launched.”

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