Genzyme Corporation



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Ridgefield, NJ

June 2013

Construction Management

Torcon was Construction Manager for a renovation and reconfiguration of Genzyme's fill-finish and packaging facilities at its Ridgefield, NJ location. The renovation was necessary to properly segregate the fill-finish line from the label and pack and shipping operations, which created a risk for contamination from cardboard dust and other particles.

The project included a conversion of an unused loading dock and storage area into useable manufacturing space, quickly and effectively resolving the challenge to build out a modern, GMP compliant facility. The work needed to be completed in limited space and without disrupting other activities ongoing at the site. The solution to the issue was to build the facility up, as well as out. 

The extra space at the Ridgefield site was formerly a warehouse, giving plenty of height for a mezzanine office area above the packaging line.  This configuration gives operators the ability to sit together in an office suite and monitor the packaging line from above. By eliminating the number of operators on the floor, the packaging space was able to fit into a narrower corridor.

The project moved quickly, with construction beginning during facility shutdown in December 2012 and was completed in coordination with facility shutdown in June 2013.