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BD Investing $150 Million in Sumter Operations

July 06, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today announced a $150 million investment in its existing Sumter County manufacturing facility. The company is projected to create an additional 125 new jobs over the next several years.

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 around the globe. BD’s Sumter County facility has been in operation since 1970, manufacturing blood collection devices that are critical to the health care industry.

Located at 1575 Airport Road in Sumter, S.C., BD’s Sumter facility is actively hiring for the new positions, and interested applicants should visit www.bd.com/careers for more information.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $600,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of road work and site preparation.

QUOTES

“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. 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.” –BD Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Chief Supply Chain Officer Jim Borzi

“After opening in our state more than 40 years ago, we’re thrilled that BD continues to grow and succeed here. 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.” –Gov. Henry McMaster

“Not only does our state excel in advanced manufacturing, we’re also increasingly a top choice for companies in the life sciences sector. BD has been a strong member of Team South Carolina for decades, and we congratulate them on their ongoing success.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“BD has been a leading employer in this county since opening its doors in 1970. We are grateful for their continued investment in our community and our people.” –Sumter County Council Chairman James McCain

“We have long-enjoyed BD as a key component in the fabric of our industrial portfolio. 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.” –Sumter Economic Development Chairman Greg Thompson

FIVE FAST FACTS

BD is investing in its existing Sumter County manufacturing facility.
$150 million investment to create 125 new jobs.
Employing more than 65,000 associates worldwide, BD is one of the largest medical technology companies in the world and supports health care providers in more than 190 countries.
Located at 1575 Airport Road in Sumter, S.C., BD’s facility manufactures blood collection devices for the health care industry.
BD is actively hiring for the new positions, and interested applicants should visit www.bd.com/careers for more information.

 

About BD

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family. 



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