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McNeil Pharmaceuticals' Trusted Advisor

Gannett Fleming leads more than 300 facility improvement projects during three decades of service. 
  • Renovations improve a pharmaceutical company’s compliance profile-Gannett Fleming

    McNeil’s facility is the first ISO 14001-certified pharmaceutical company in the U.S. 

  • Hallway under renovation in a manufacturing plant with exposed ductwork - Gannett Fleming.

    Renovations underway to isolate overhead equipment via a new maintenance-friendly walkable ceiling.

  • Stainless steel lined room intended for raw material isolation - Gannett Fleming.

    Manufacturing flexibility is increased through a dual-function processing/chemical weighment room. 

  • A major reworking of interior pathways optimized segregation and flow throughout the facility - Gannett Fleming.

    A major reworking of interior pathways optimized segregation and flow throughout the facility.

  • Enclosed room with large blue garage doors and ventilation equipment above - Gannett Fleming.

    A new incoming materials sampling booth creates a localized clean zone for material isolation.

  • An addition to the cafeteria provides workers with space to unwind-Gannett Fleming

    An addition to the cafeteria provides workers with space to unwind.      

McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Our Role
Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Program Management, Construction Management, Commissioning, Qualification, Validation.

In progress
  • Recognized as first ISO 14001-certified pharmaceutical facility in the U.S.
  • Improved functionality and efficiency through a 100,000-square-foot renovation
  • Optimized process flows and addressed gaps with segregation and maintainability
  • Enhanced worker safety through dust collection system replacement
  • Provided cGMP equipment and processes validation.

McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals (McNeil), a Fortune 500 company, needed a multidiscipline engineering firm to support its manufacturing, processing, expansion, and rehabilitation needs. Under a master service agreement, Gannett Fleming serves as the company’s trusted advisor, providing the in-house resources necessary to respond to a vast array of facilities projects.

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies require highly controlled environments that meet strict industry standards. Our firm offers McNeil a broad range of expertise, from design-build and construction management services, to environmental management system (EMS) compliance, and equipment and processes validation in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

What We Did

For more than three decades, Gannett Fleming has partnered with McNeil to create safe, compliant, and efficient facilities that support the overall mission of their company. Our professionals have provided project oversight; architectural design, layout, and space programming; utilities work; HVAC improvements; wastewater engineering services; system processes and equipment validation; commissioning and qualification; EMS compliance; and process control/automation services. 

Gannett Fleming has performed numerous studies and risks assessments that have led to increased safety and productivity. Our long-standing relationship has been forged by consistently providing project services on time and on budget with attention to our clients’ needs and expectations.

Key Features

  • Reviewed wastewater conveyance and collection systems to determine adequacy
  • Performed a water system vulnerability assessment
  • Designed modifications to an existing entry control system (ECS) for a high-security plant
  • Performed equipment and processes validations
  • Automated operations to aid in consistent and repeatable process results
  • Designed improvements to HVAC, dust collection, and building automation systems.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • Eliminated hazardous material from washing solids packaging process
  • Improved efficiency of operating systems as verified by Commissioning
  • Lowered greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduced use of non-renewable resources.

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