SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), a company dedicated to being the world leader in the safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to celebrate the start of construction on Building One.

The first building to be built for the SHINE campus, Building One will be one of the most advanced, private, nuclear technology facilities in the world. The facility will initially be used to house the first fully integrated, full-size SHINE production system. During construction of SHINE’s main production facility, Building One will be used to train employees and develop operating history with equipment. Going forward, Building One will be a state-of-the-art technology development center.

“Building One’s name was chosen because it’s intended to be a technological genesis building,” said Greg Piefer, founder and CEO of SHINE. “It’s intended to be a laboratory in which we’re going to continue to develop new technologies to keep SHINE at the forefront of not just medical isotope production, but to go beyond that.”

“SHINE is a story about innovation, thinking outside the box, testing a new theory, validating the technology and changing the way that isotopes are produced,” said Mark Freitag, Janesville City Manager. “Greg and the SHINE team have been wonderful partners … thank you for helping Janesville… create opportunities for new talent and new industry to stimulate and invigorate our community, as has been our tradition for more than 150 years.” Read the full story here.