The Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing, is a state-of-the-art facility in northern Durham, North Carolina. Nestled among the trees in Treyburn Corporate Park, the modern, "green" facility is Merck's response to a growing vaccine business. Construction on the site has been ongoing since 2004, with two expansion announced since the project began scheduled for completion by 2012.
Life at Merck's Durham site can be summed up in one word: exciting! As part of a brand new facility, employees are helping to shape the culture and overall environment at the site. The empowered, team based culture provides employees with the opportunity to be part of decision making processes that impact their work. The level of pride and ownership this type of environment cultivates makes the hard work that goes along with a new facility well worth it.
With one facility getting closer to production status while construction is going on in other areas, employees at the Center for Vaccine Manufacturing can enjoy being at the center of a key part of Merck's future growth and success.