Idexx Laboratories wants to build a $50 million- John C.L. Morgan
headquarters building and hire about 500 employees to help fill it, but will do
so in Westbrook only if the city adopts zoning that the owner of a neighboring
quarry says will shut down its operation. The quarry operator, Pike Industries,
"drives business out of the (industrial) park" where Idexx and Pike are located,
said Jonathan Ayers, chief executive officer of Idexx. "That's not a good place
to put an investment.
Related: Idexx Announces Plans for Expansion (April 6, 2010)