Company celebrates 50 years in the Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A company is celebrating 50 years in Rockford. Company leaders say they have the community to thank for their success.

PCI Pharma Services is a pharmaceutical services company. Company leaders tell us they have 1800 employees in Rockford at 7 different sites.

The company has 3200 employees around the world, and Rockford is the largest site for their company.

Company leaders say this plant is the largest organization of its kind in the world, and they plan to stay here for many years in the future.

"The community's been incredibly supportive, particularly the Rockford Economic Development Council, supporting the growth that we've had, supporting us from an infrastructure standpoint, just being there when we've needed them through the years," says PCI Pharma Services CEO, Bill Mitchell.

Company leaders say they have more than doubled in the number of employees at the plant in the last 10 years.