Serfass Construction completes Avantor's corporate headquarters in the all new Tower 6 high-rise. This 12,000 sf fit out was completed in 120 days.
The company now known as Avantor was founded in 1904 by John Townsend (J.T.) Baker.
J.T. Baker was studying chemistry at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, when he realized that the laboratory chemicals he was using in class were not sufficiently pure to facilitate accurate results. He decided to take matters into his own hands. In 1904, he founded the J.T. Baker Chemical Company along the Delaware River near the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The mission of the J.T. Baker Chemical Company was to produce chemicals of the "highest degree of purity commercially available."