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SC: GE Healthcare to Invest $40M, Add 100 Jobs to Expanded Florence County Ops

27 Mar, 2017


GE Healthcare is expanding its existing magnet resonance imaging (MRI) components production operations in Florence County. The new $40 million capacity expansion is projected to create 100 new jobs.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric company, is a leading provider of medical and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and more. Designed to deliver performance solutions services to customers around the world, the company partners with healthcare leaders to produce sustainable healthcare systems.

Located at 3001 West Radio Drive in Florence, S.C., GE Healthcare will be expanding its production of MRI components to accommodate several new products in the company's portfolio. This existing 500,000-square-foot facility specializes in designing, manufacturing and testing the superconducting magnet components of the system. Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

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"At GE Healthcare, we are committed to helping to solve some of the toughest challenges in healthcare, as well as making an impact in our local communities where we live and work. We are thrilled to continue to expand our capabilities and invest in Florence. Our vision is to bring the benefits of MRI to more patients around the world; expanding our product line and capabilities in Florence is a step toward helping us achieve that vision." -GE Healthcare Florence Plant Manager Dale Wolf

"This latest investment by GE Healthcare in Florence County is a tremendous example of how companies of all sizes can thrive here. With companies like this one leading South Carolina's manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that our state is going straight to the top." -Gov. Henry McMaster

"I congratulate GE Healthcare on this incredible investment in our state. The 100 new jobs this expansion is generating will make a big difference in the local community, and we look forward to watching this great company succeed here for years to come." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"I am delighted with GE's decision to expand in Florence County. This $40 million investment and the 100 new jobs it means for the Florence facility will make a real difference in the local community. Congratulations and best wishes to GE!" -South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman

"GE has chosen to expand their Florence County operation, and we are proud of their growth. The company continues to choose Florence because of our collaborative spirit and quality workforce. We are honored to have them as industry partners." -Florence County Council Chairman Kent Caudle

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • GE Healthcare is expanding its existing Florence County operations.
  • $40 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
  • GE Healthcare is a leading provider of medical and information technologies to customers around the world.
  • Located at 3001 West Radio Drive in Florence, S.C., GE Healthcare will be expanding its production of MRI components to accommodate several new products in the company's portfolio.

Interested applicants for the new positions should visit the company's careers page online.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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