Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Wednesday that a tornado damaged its Rocky Mount, North Carolina, factory, which is one of the world’s largest sterile injectable product plants.
In an emailed statement, a company spokeswoman confirmed that the Rocky Mount facility had been damaged and that the drugmaker was reviewing the situation to determine the impact on output.
The company’s employees at the site were able to evacuate and are safe, the statement added.
The facility, which produces nearly 30% of all sterile injectables used in U.S. hospitals, also focuses on manufacturing a variety of products like anti-infectives, neuromuscular blockers as well as vials and syringes.
The Rocky Mountain facility employs over 4,500 professionals, according to Pfizer’s website.