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RN Rouse Helps Biogen Idec Celebrate Construction Milestone


Raleigh, N.C. – Representatives from RN Rouse, a leader in commercial construction services in North Carolina, were on hand today to help construction crews, managers and employees of Biogen Idec celebrate the “topping out” of its new 190,000-square-foot office and amenities building. RN Rouse serves as the Construction Management Company for this facility that will serve as the “front door” on Biogen Idec’s 178-care campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP).

Topping out ceremonies originated in Europe and typically signify the construction milestone of placing the last beam on top of a building. It’s not uncommon for the beam to be signed by construction workers before being hoisted into place and secured. For this project, the beam was also placed on display for local Biogen Idec employees to sign.

The new building – known as Bio26 and designed to meet LEED building standards – is on schedule to open this fall and will contain an amenities wing and five-story office wing. Bio26 will allow Biogen Idec to return its patient services unit to its RTP campus and to expand lab space in existing buildings needed to support increased manufacturing activity.

“We congratulate Biogen Idec on reaching this construction milestone on the Bio26 building,” said Ray Rouse, RN Rouse vice chairman. “We’re proud to be associated with such an innovative company known for its world-class biologics manufacturing and customer service operations in North Carolina.”

For more information on RN Rouse, visit www.rnrouse.com.

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About RN Rouse
RN Rouse has offered a full range of commercial construction services in North Carolina since 1929 and has maintained a reputation for quality, honesty and integrity for more than 82 years. The company specializes in the corporate, mission critical, healthcare and education industries. With offices in Goldsboro and Raleigh, RN Rouse has over 75 employees throughout North Carolina.

In 2009, RN Rouse became a part of the Danis Group of Companies. The Danis Group of Companies is comprised of Danis Building Construction Company, Danis Design Build, Danis Industrial and Danis Construction. Offices are located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Jacksonville, Fla. For more information on RN Rouse or Danis, visit www.rnrouse.com or www.danis.com.

About Biogen Idec
Biogen Idec uses cutting-edge science to discover, develop, manufacture and market biological products for the treatment of serious diseases with a focus on neurological disorders. Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company. Patients worldwide benefit from its leading multiple sclerosis therapies, and the company generates more than $4 billion in annual revenues. For product labeling, press releases and additional information about the company, please visit www.biogenidec.com.

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