Thermo Fisher to close Brown Deer facility

Thermo Fisher Scientific is permanently closing its Brown Deer facility, affecting 54 employees.

The company said the facility, at 9099 N. Deerbrook Trail, will close by Dec. 31, 2015, and employees will be terminated over the course of the next 18 months, with the first set of terminations occurring by Dec. 31, 2014.

The company said some of the employees will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other facilities prior to the Brown Deer facility’s closing.

Thermo Fisher Scientific representatives could not be reached for comment.

Waltham, Mass.-based Thermo Fisher makes analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and software for the science industry. According to the company website, it has 50,000 employees in 50 countries. The company was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific.

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