AdvanceTEC Selects ARCO Design/Build for Cleanroom Innovation Center in North Carolina

AdvanceTEC moves forward with strategic investment in offsite prefabrication and modularized cleanroom facility

Richmond, VA, February 14, 2022 – AdvanceTEC, the market leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration has announced a strategic investment for their “Cleanroom Innovation Center” in Clayton, North Carolina. This new facility will deliver prefabricated and modularized cleanroom solutions to biotechnology clients throughout the region as well as the United States. This investment will elevate AdvanceTEC’s “Cleanroom IP” platform by enhancing offsite construction strategies optimizing safety, schedule, quality, and time to market requirements for their clients.

Cleanroom Prefabrication Facility

Key to developing this space is ARCO, an industry leader in facilities that support advanced manufacturing, logistics, and sophisticated supply chain operations.

This project and partnership is a huge win for the life sciences industry, the Triangle, and Johnston County. It’s rare to have two innovative design/builders on the same project, even more so working together in partnership to support the incredible growth in the region. We’re very excited to bring this one to the market,” noted Matt Hohorst, Vice President of ARCO Design/Build’s Raleigh-Durham Division.

AdvanceTEC is excited to extend their presence in North Carolina. This expansion is a direct response to our growing customer base and the demand for prefabricated and modularized cleanroom solutions across the industry.

We are excited to build this innovation center to collaborate with leading ECPM’s, trade-partners, vendors, and clients. ARCO and AdvanceTEC are aligned to serve the biotech and cleantech economy in North Carolina. ARCO is the preferred builder for many of our clients in the region, so it was a natural progression for AdvanceTEC to select them for our own operation.” noted Bryan Phelan, AdvanceTEC managing partner, and director of customers. “We are respective market leaders in what we do, we have seen the quality of ARCO’s work, and this strategic investment will continue to differentiate  ourselves from our competition.

John Burton, AdvanceTEC’s founder / owner and director of technology stated, “Our cleanroom innovation center is a strategic investment for our business. The data shows that prefabrication speeds up schedule without sacrificing our employee’s safety. Knowing this, we are going to bring construction activities out of the field and into our facility no matter what size. Our team is constantly evaluating ways we can innovate, and this facility is another way AdvanceTEC can bring certainty of cost, schedule, and time to market for our clients.

We have continually driven ourselves at AdvanceTEC to improve safety, quality, and productivity on every project.” stated Drew Fischer, one of AdvanceTEC’s director of operations. Drew continued, “This new investment in our future will add an offsite fabrication strategy to our toolbox and will be the newest chapter in our story. We expect this facility to provide the ability to accomplish all three improvement goals as well as provide limitless opportunities for growth in the future.”

AdvanceTEC’s cleanroom innovation center will not only serve biotechnology clients, but will provide cleanroom solutions for companies in pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, semiconductor, and clean technology industries. They are looking to break ground in March and plan on having the facility operational by the end of 2022.

About ARCO Design/Build

ARCO Design/Build ( is a national design-build firm widely recognized as an industry leader for various industrial and laboratory project types, including but not limited to cold storage warehouse, light industrial distribution, research and development and life science manufacturing. ARCO's turn-key approach allows customers to have a direct relationship with one company, ensuring a single point of contact that will allow for clear lines of communication resulting in savings of time and cost. Capabilities include project feasibility studies, site selection, complete design, logistical design, budgeting, up-front competitive lump sum pricing, value engineering, code consulting and full general contracting.

About AdvanceTEC

AdvanceTEC is the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration serving clients in Biotech, Nanotech and Cleantech industries. Since its founding in2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production and high-volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, construction managers, architectural engineering firms to construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms to enable tomorrow’s technology. Its expertise is turn-key design/build projects, where performance, schedule, cost and safety are critical.  For more information, please visit

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