December 11, 2020

Manchin Statement On The Announced Closure Of The Viatris Morgantown Facility

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the announced closure of the Viatris, formerly Mylan Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing facility in Morgantown, West Virginia.

“Today’s announcement by Viatris is heartbreaking news for 1,500 workers and their families right before the holidays. While the decision has been made as part of a global restructuring initiative, it is incredibly unfortunate for a company founded in West Virginia to close any of its locations in the state. It’s my understanding that Viatris will maintain their research and development operations in Morgantown, but the closure of the manufacturing facility by July 31st and the loss of these jobs for the region is devastating. I will work with city, county and state leaders, Viatris, and all other parties to find alternatives to keep these West Virginians employed.”