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AeroSafe Global locating in Olive Branch to expand service operations for pharmaceutical customers

By: Frank Corder - July 28, 2021

The company, a leading provider of critical cold chain solutions, is creating 100 jobs and investing $2.5 million.

AeroSafe Global, a provider of cold chain solutions for the safe, sustainable delivery and effective use of biopharmaceuticals across the supply chain, is locating a branch of its manufacturing operations to Olive Branch in the I-22 Logistics Park. The project is a $2.5 million corporate investment that will create 100 jobs.

“Health care and manufacturing go hand-in-hand in Mississippi, as both industries are strong economic drivers for our state, particularly in North Mississippi,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “We are proud to welcome AeroSafe Global as the newest corporate partner to the state of Mississippi, a move that reinforces Mississippi’s stance as a leader in these important sectors, and we thank the company for bringing 100 exciting job opportunities to DeSoto County.”

Headquartered in Rochester, New York, AeroSafe Global is internationally recognized, serving biopharmaceutical customers around the world. The company’s innovative cold-chain-as-a-service offering, the AeroChain, includes proprietary technologies and turnkey solutions that biopharmaceutical manufacturers require for shipping temperature-sensitive products, including the COVID-19 vaccine. In Olive Branch, the company will produce critical components used to protect critical cold chain medical and clinical shipments.

“After 15 years in service to our biopharma partners with a dedicated team of more than 250 employees, we are thrilled to announce plans for a new, state-of-the-art operating facility in Olive Branch,” AeroSafe Global CEO Jay McHarg said. “The DeSoto County region has the business climate, talent pipeline and infrastructure to support the continued growth of AeroSafe, and we are excited to become an active and valued member of the local community.”

The Mississippi Development Authority has certified AeroSafe Global through the Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, which is available for eligible businesses that create new jobs exceeding the average annual wage of the state or county in which the company locates or expands.

“AeroSafe Global is a respected company that provides environmentally sustainable packaging products to pharmaceutical companies. These containers also ensure therapeutic products are properly stored and delivered safely to medical facilities and pharmacies around the world,” MD Executive Director John Rounsaville said. “I thank the AeroSafe Global team for entrusting Northwest Mississippi’s outstanding workforce to produce the company’s innovative, top-quality packaging solutions for its domestic and international customers. Additionally, we appreciate the teams at the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and the city of Olive Branch for working with MDA to secure this exciting win for our great state.”

DeSoto County and the city of Olive Branch also are assisting with the project.

“Olive Branch welcomes AeroSafe Global, and we are certain they will find superior transportation options, as well as the labor market and amenities of this area, will contribute to their continued success,” Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams said.

The company will begin hiring for the new jobs in August.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: