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Chandler Vice Mayor Bob Caccamo, from left, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Chandler Covance facility General Manager Monique Heiser-Wong, Covance Chief Operations Officer Wendell Barr, Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn and Covance Chief Executive Officer Joe Herring cut the ribbon during an opening ceremony for the drug testing facility in Chandler. March 26, 2009.
DPR Construction employee and Covance tour guide Camillo Garcia takes members of the Covance board of directors and management team, as well as Arizona dignitaries, on a tour of the facility still under construction in Chandler Thursday morning.
Protesters rally against Covance in Chandler. April 19, 2009.
Landon, a 2-year-old beagle, is filmed by TV crews as members of the Citizens Against Covance protest in Chandler. April 19, 2009.
Covance building for update on the company getting ready to move in and begin operations.
Work goes on at the construction site Monday for the future Covance facility in Chandler Airpark, northwest of Queen Creek and Gilbert roads. MICHAEL KASHGARIAN, TRIBUNE
Drug development services company Covance opened a $150 million testing laboratory in Chandler in early 2009, but announced this week that it’s closing the East Valley facility.