CRB Opens Atlanta Office
Oct 4, 2013
Georgia’s status as a burgeoning hub for the life sciences industry has fueled CRB’s decision to open an office in Atlanta to better serve its clients in the market. CRB is a leading provider of engineering, design and construction services for customers in the biotech, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The office, located in the Palisades Office Park in the central perimeter area, opens on Oct. 1 and will be CRB’s eleventh U.S office. CRB is ranked #2 by Engineering News Record (ENR) in the “Top 10 in Pharmaceuticals” in the country.
Top industry experts in design and construction services will staff CRB’s Atlanta office. John McKinney will lead the design efforts for CRB Atlanta. McKinney is a degreed chemical engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in engineering, design, consulting and manufacturing operations. McKinney has resided in Atlanta for the past 13 years.
“The new CRB Atlanta office is an important step towards continuing our support in the Southeast region,” said John McKinney. “The new office is an important expansion for CRB in 2013 in response to the growing life science market conditions and to better serve our Georgia customers with a local presence.” CRB anticipates having a full service production office able to service the local market within 12 months.
While its office is new, CRB is not a newcomer to the market. CRB is currently working on several major life science and pharmaceutical projects for companies in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, including Baxter, Ethicon, Merial and Alkermes. Both the Baxter and Ethicon facilities are well into construction. Based on demand for its specialized services, CRB expects its Atlanta office will further broaden its portfolio in years to come.
“CRB’s strong history of providing design and construction services to life sciences and high-tech clients is a great match to what’s happening in Atlanta,” states Mike Brady, PE and Southeast Region Leader for CRB. “Demand in this market for our innovative services has been demonstrated through the projects with which we have been involved and, the state of Georgia, and Atlanta in particular, have been doing a great job attracting investment in both new and existing life sciences projects. With CRB’s philosophy to “be local and be the best”, we felt it was the ideal time for us to establish an office in Atlanta.”
CRB is highly regarded among those in the industry as being the leading design and construction firm for advanced technology companies. In addition to its top ranking in pharmaceuticals, CRB’s other awards include being named 2012’s “Company of the Year” by International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and two of CRB’s recent projects received ISPE “Facility of the Year” awards for 2013. CRB was also recently named to The Zweig Letter‘s “Hot Firm 2013,” as one of the fastest-growing companies among architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada.