Senator Lee Zeldin Joins Amneal Pharmaceuticals in Announcing Plans to Expand Yaphank Facility

Yaphank, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) joined Empire State Development (ESD) Commissioner Ken Adams, and Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Chintu Patel this past Friday, June 15, 2012, to announce Amneal’s plans to expand their facility located in Yaphank.

Amneal was awarded $3 million through Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative in 2011 to assist the company in their expansion which will bring critical high-tech jobs to Suffolk County. Amneal is one of Long Island’s largest pharmaceutical companies and the proposed expansion will help strengthen the region’s position as a leader in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.

Pictured here are (from left to right): Chairman of the Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency Frederick C. Braun, Lisa Mulligan of the Brookhaven Town Economic Development Department, Amneal Director of Engineering Radu Oancea, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development Commissioner Joanne Minieri, Senator Zeldin, Amneal CEO Chintu Patel, ESD Commissioner Ken Adams, Long Island Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Kevin Law, and Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh.