Updated: Friday, 19 Oct 2012, 6:12 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 19 Oct 2012, 6:12 PM EDT
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) -- A pharmaceutical company is opening a new $3 million facility, that may bring at least 100 jobs to Waterbury.
In a city that once celebrated the success of manufacturing, history, somewhat, is repeating itself.
"I think it's all something we are going to be proud of. I think Waterbury needs more of these companies opening up," Unipharm employee, Irvin Valentin, said.
Unipharm, a New York based pharmaceutical company, officially has started operations at it's newest location in Waterbury. Brass is history, and this is the future.
"We needed it, and number two, the state needs it also. The unemployment here is not very good, so we're happy to do that, the state opened their arms to us, and I think it's a great partnership," Robert Sires, the COO of Unipharm, said.
"We've tried to struggle with our identity since the brass days are over, and companies like Unipharm are redefining what Waterbury is today, and moving into the future," Mayor Neil O'Leary said.
The metamorphosis has been amazing since the initial announcement in March.
25 local employees have donned their white lab coats and are working the lines. Brass is in a history book, but memories don't pay bills, and don't provide jobs.
"I come to work like if it's home. It's like I'm coming from home, going back to home. People are great, work is great," Valentin said.