Governor Rick Scott announced that B. Braun Medical Inc. will be opening their first location in Florida. This follows a meeting Governor Scott held with B. Braun during his domestic trade mission to Pennsylvania last year. B. Braun, the 10th largest global medical device manufacturer, will be establishing a manufacturing facility in Daytona Beach and creating 175 new jobs. The company will also be making a $100 million capital investment in the local community. This announcement leads up to Governor Scott’s domestic trade mission he is leading to California next week to encourage companies to move and expand in Florida.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce today that our work to bring B. Braun to Florida has paid off, and that the company has chosen Florida as the best location to grow and create 175 new jobs. Next week, I will be leading another domestic trade mission to California to share our success story with California businesses and encourage them to come to Florida. While California and Pennsylvania leaders are working to increase regulations and taxes for job creators, we are working to make it easier for businesses to succeed so they can create new jobs for our families. Today’s announcement shows our domestic trade missions are working to bring new opportunities to our state.”
B. Braun Medical is a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. The B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries across the globe.
Bruce A. Heugel, Senior Vice President of B. Braun Medical, said, “At B. Braun, we are working each day to improve medical quality, safety and care. In order to achieve this goal, we must invest in the best location for our company growth. With its low taxes and business friendly environment for manufacturers like B. Braun, Florida was the best choice for expansion. We appreciate Governor Scott’s support and look forward to B. Braun’s future success in the Sunshine State.”
Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said “I’m very excited to welcome B. Braun Medical to Daytona following Governor Scott’s meeting with them in Pennsylvania. With their expansion, B. Braun will be creating 175 new jobs, and making a $100 million capital investment. We are working every day to make Florida the best state for business, and companies like B. Braun moving here are great examples of our success.”
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “B. Braun recognized Florida’s competitive business environment is the best place in the nation to grow their business. The 175 new jobs B. Braun plans to bring to Daytona is great news for Florida’s growing manufacturing sector and for Florida jobseekers who are working hard to live the American Dream.”
Teresa Rand, Chair of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce said, “On behalf of the business community we are excited to extend our congratulations to B. Braun Medical, Inc. on their exciting plans to grow in Daytona Beach. This is a great example of the type of company that will help diversify our workforce and be a catalyst to generate interest in Volusia County as a great place to conduct business.”
About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®. Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.