"Akrimax is committed to transitioning the Rouses Point operation to a combination of Akrimax branded products and contract manufacturing, and this confirms that they are on track," Douglas said in a prepared statement. "While we may have further bumps in the coming months, we have good reason to be confident about the future of pharmaceutical manufacturing in the North Country, and we are continuing to work actively with Akrimax on other exciting opportunities."
When reached for comment, Village Mayor George A. Rivers said he hadn't heard anything about the agreement secured by Akrimax but said the news sounded favorable for the village.
"Anytime you have anything coming into that facility, it's good news because that means people will be working," said Rivers.
Akrimax and Wyeth are working under a cooperative relationship during the transition at the Rouses Point facility, which will conclude at the end of 2009. Akrimax is leasing the facility to Wyeth while the company continues to manufacture its products and Akrimax integrates its own products into the facility.