In Virginia, microbial solutions company, BIO-CAT Microbials, LLC, is investing $35 million to significantly expand its Troy, Virginia facility to include fermentation capabilities. The company will be breaking ground on an initial 53,800 square-foot expansion phase in March of 2022, with potential future expansion up to an additional 100,000 square feet.
The expansion — anticipated to be completed in May of 2023 — will allow BIO-CAT Microbials to continue to scale its high-tech microbial fermentation production by adding state-of-the-art fermentation manufacturing facilities, quality labs, and a research and development center. It will also include custom-designed fermentation equipment that will allow for both small and large batch manufacturing. This expanded capacity will provide the potential for BIO-CAT Microbials to grow its current fermentation production by more than 400%.