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Merck’s Ties to New Jersey

Jun 23, 2023

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has reestablished ties to New Jersey, with a re-imagining of its corporate headquarters in Rahway, reports New Jersey Business Magazine

“Merck first moved its headquarters from Rahway to Whitehouse Station in 1992, and then from Whitehouse Station to Kenilworth in 2015. The 100-acre headquarters in Kenilworth was sold earlier this year, after Merck announced in 2020 that it would be consolidating its operations back to a single headquarters in Rahway…Over its 120-year legacy, the Rahway campus has seen the start of many of Merck’s greatest scientific breakthroughs, from penicillin to cortisone to lovastatin. In fact, Rahway is recognized as an International Historic Chemical Landmark for Merck’s role in developing penicillin.”

There are 100 buildings on site, extending more than 200 acres, spanning both the cities of Rahway and Linden. The campus houses some of the latest Merck technology, including The Flex Center, a fully adaptable experimental facility for both development work and clinical manufacturing. More than 6,000 employees work at the Rahway campus across a multitude of divisions and functions, according to the article.

David Harrison