SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined Thermo Fisher Scientific for a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new bioproduction manufacturing site in Ogden. Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new Ogden location, along with their site in Logan, have provided several thousand jobs around the state and played a critical role in helping pharmaceutical companies produce COVID therapeutics and vaccines.
“An integral part of Utah’s biotech community, Thermo Fisher Scientific has had a positive impact on Utah’s economy, providing several thousand jobs to Utahns around the state,” Senator Romney said. “They also have played a critical role in our country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by helping pharmaceutical companies produce therapeutics and vaccines. I was honored to join the opening of their new manufacturing site in Ogden, which shows how our state continues to be a place where companies can grow and thrive.”
Later in the afternoon, Senator Romney participated in roundtable discussion with the Utah Trucking Association in West Valley before touring Double D Distribution in Salt Lake City.
“Our economy depends on the truck drivers who transport freight to keep supply chains moving. Today’s roundtable with the Utah trucking industry was an opportunity to better understand the issues facing Utah’s truckers—issues like shipping, labor, inflation, and trucking regulations,” Senator Romney said. “I was impressed by Double D Distribution’s new headquarters in Salt Lake and appreciate the role the company plays Utah’s growing economy.”