GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - Amneal Pharmaceuticals cut the ribbon to their new distribution facility in Glasgow Monday morning.
Construction began in June 2018 to build the 81,000 square-foot facility.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals makes generic drugs and provides more than 300 products to consumers.
"Today we have the ability to launch, this year we have the ability to launch up to fifty products and it's important for us to have the capacity here to be able to grow and be able to serve our customers day in and day out," said Rob Stewart, President/CEO of Amneal Pharmaceuticals.
Officials say their company is growing and has the ability to launch 50 new products and Glasgow is a strategic location for the company.
"This is an important location for us because it's the point where we, all of our products that we manufacture all over the world come together and ultimately find its way to our customers from this point," said Stewart.
Officials say right now is a challenging time to provide affordable medicine.
Senator Rand Paul spoke at the ribbon cutting on how he and other leaders are working to lower drug prices.
"About 80 percent of the marketplace is generics drugs and they bring down the cost for us," said Paul. "Once things, once drugs go off a patent they become generic and become much less expensive. They're part of the answer and we're still continuing in Washington to figure out how we can get drug prices down, but generic companies like Amneal are part of the answer."
Officials say since expanding and building the new facility they have hired more than 30 people and plan to hire more in the future.
This new facility makes the third building Amneal has in Glasgow and brings the total number of employees up to 153.