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5-14-18: Maine’s largest publicly traded company will invest $62M in expansion

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. broke ground last week on its planned, $62 million expansion at One IDEXX Drive in Westbrook.

The Synergy East facility, expected to open in late 2019, features a new multi-level, 135,000-square-foot expansion to the existing Synergy Center, which opened in 2014. Friday's groundbreaking was attended by Gov. Paul LePage and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, among others.

"It's so rewarding to see a company take off like IDEXX has. They are such an important institution to the state of Maine," LePage said. "By building these facilities and the laboratories … we are attracting younger people from across the country to come to Maine, and that is the future of Maine."