Gilbane Building Company Starts Work on Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Expansion

Gilbane Building Company is pleased to announce construction has commenced on the new pharmaceutical manufacturing site expansion for Fresenius Kabi in Melrose Park, Illinois.

The scope of work includes construction of a new $250 million, state-of-the-art manufacturing campus for generic sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The expansion will feature fully-automated aseptic filling lines using state-of-the-art isolator technology, expanded lyophilization (freeze-drying) capabilities, formulation areas, a dedicated warehouse for raw materials and components and an administration building with conference center, laboratories, office space and a cafeteria.

“Gilbane is thrilled to be actively engaged as Fresenius Kabi’s construction management partner on this exciting and complex project,” said Jonathan Bos, Gilbane Building Company Project Executive. “Our team is experienced in delivering this type of important facility, acting as a trusted and transparent extension of Fresenius Kabi’s staff to achieve the overall project goals.”

This complex manufacturing facility will be completed utilizing a fast-track, phased design and phased procurement approach to achieve the required construction timeline. The new facility, designed primarily by CRB, is slated for completion in Fall 2019.

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 47 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 40 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.