SHINE officials meet their potential neighbors
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Posted by: The Janesville Gazette
JANESVILLE — The questions Greg Piefer
answered about his company's plan to build a medical isotope production
plant on Janesville's south side were ones he has fielded many times.
It was Tuesday night's setting for those questions, however, that was anything but routine.
Piefer, founder and chief executive officer of SHINE Medical
Technologies, wasn't in a regulator's office or appearing before the
Janesville City Council. Instead, he and several of his staff were at Kealy's Airport Kafe,
where they sat informally and explained the company's planned operation
to south-side neighbors who ate pie and drank coffee.
Tuesday's session was a part of the company's ongoing effort to
explain itself to the community and get to know its members and their
SHINE plans to build an $80 million production facility on the city's
south side that would initially make molybdenum-99, a medical isotope
used in more than 30 different diagnostic imaging procedures that are
performed more than 50,000 times each day in the United States.
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