BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) will invest $150 million to expand its existing Sumter County, SC manufacturing facility. The global medical technology company is projected to create an additional 125 new jobs at the location over the next several years.
“For nearly 50 years, BD’s Sumter facility has consistently delivered superior quality products, vital for our customers and their patients, through a talented and engaged workforce,” said BD Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Supply Chain Officer Jim Borzi. “We would like to thank TheLINK economic development alliance, Sumter Economic Development, the City of Sumter, Sumter County and the S.C. Department of Commerce for their continued support of BD and our employees as we continue to invest in the facility. We look forward to the ongoing success of our BD Sumter manufacturing team as they continue to advance the world of health.”
Employing more than 65,000 associates worldwide, BD is one of the world’s largest medical technology companies and supports health care providers in more than 190 countries. BD’s Sumter County facility has been in operation since 1970, manufacturing blood collection devices that are critical to the health care industry.
“After opening in our state more than 40 years ago, we’re thrilled that BD continues to grow and succeed here,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This announcement once again demonstrates that South Carolina is a place where medical technology companies want to do business, and we welcome this new $150 million investment.”
The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project, as well as a $600,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of road work and site preparation.
“Not only does our state excel in advanced manufacturing, we’re also increasingly a top choice for companies in the life sciences sector,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “BD has been a strong member of Team South Carolina for decades, and we congratulate them on their ongoing success.”
“We have long-enjoyed BD as a key component in the fabric of our industrial portfolio,” said Sumter Economic Development Chairman Greg Thompson. “This investment demonstrates their trust in our leadership, their commitment to the success of their business and their belief in our ability to regenerate the talent needed to produce the quality of goods for which BD is known.”
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