Microbial Discovery Group expands facility

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:59 am

Microbial Discovery Group LLC has expanded its Franklin facility and is in the process of hiring seven new employees to meet demand for microbial-based products and solutions.

The $500,000 expansion included a 3,500-square-foot addition of laboratory and office space and a renovation of 2,500 square feet of existing office space, said Michael King, chief executive officer. The facility also has another 14,000 square feet of space where fermentation production takes place, and is renting 4,000 square feet of space to handle product overflow.

The additional space and new equipment will allow the company to accelerate its rate of technology development in the fields of microbiology and molecular biology discovery.

MDG has added two microbiologists, an administrator and additional interns in the expanded space. It is also in the process of hiring two scientists, a production manager and a regulatory/international registration specialist. MDG plans to add 40 percent more staff over the next couple of years, according to King.

MDG was founded in 2007 at the current location, 5200 W. Ashland Way in Franklin. It isolates novel microbial strains that solve environmental concerns and completes large-scale manufacturing of environmentally-safe microbials for commercial applications.

“As MDG continues to scale-up to meet demand, the number of team members has grown from three to 20 employees, making this expansion an absolute necessity,” King said.

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