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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R) recently visited our Kansas City laboratory in Lenexa, Kan., during a groundbreaking ceremony for a local highway improvement project.
The three-year $288 million transportation project in Lenexa will improve traffic flow in a growing location that has 230,000 vehicles pass through each day – a number that’s projected to increase to 380,000 vehicles a day by 2040. State and local representatives broke ground on the project April 22 on the southwest corner of Quest’s property.
“Quest has a good location with a view to the transportation construction site, so our facility was selected as the location for the ceremony,” said Pat O’Brien, Vice President of Operations, Midwest Region. “Since our Lenexa lab and National Operations Center together employ almost 3,000 people in the region, the governor was interested in our operation and ability to attract and hire highly skilled employees.”
At the end of the ceremony, Gov. Brownback toured the Lenexa lab facility with Pat and Dawn Forst, Director of Lab Operations.
“Gov. Brownback has long been involved in public service, and it’s important that he and other legislators at the state and federal levels of government continue to meet with us and see Quest Diagnostics’ contribution to their home states,” said Dolly Judge, Vice President, Government Affairs. “There’s no better way to do that than to spend time with our colleagues and hear about our business and the jobs we produce. We’ll continue to invite and encourage our legislators to work with us, to get to know us and support our business and the patients we serve.”