TN: Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama to Locate Mfg. Facility in Jackson
16 Apr, 2014
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC officials today announced the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Jackson. A worldwide leader in the contract design and manufacture of implants, instruments and innovative technologies for the orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular markets, Orchid Orthopedic will invest $976,000 and create 25 new jobs in Madison County.
“Tennessee is home to more than 500 manufacturing businesses with worldwide operations, and as we continue to expand our global footprint, we welcome companies looking to take advantage of our state’s superior logistical strength and highly skilled workforce,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate Orchid’s investment in Jackson and the jobs they are creating for our citizens, and am pleased to see that valuable medical devices manufactured in Tennessee will be used to help people throughout the world.”
Orchid plans to move into an existing facility, located at 2715 Bells Highway. The Jackson operations will support its machining of complex instruments.
The facility is an expansion of Orchid Alabama LLC, which is part of the Orchid family of companies worldwide. Orchid is a leader of medical device outsourcing services with 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide and customers in more than 20 countries. The company offers a broad array of services and capabilities for orthopedic and medical device development and manufacturing.
Orchid is a worldwide leader in contract design and manufacturing for the orthopedic and medical device markets. Our mission is to be the leader in contract design and manufacturing by compressing time to market, providing new technologies and being the best total supply-chain value. We provide expertise in design and development, quality and regulatory support, implant manufacture, advanced machining, plastics technology, instrument manufacture, implant coatings and surface treatment and packaging services. With 13 world class facilities located around the globe, Orchid provides the products and services that improve the lives of patients worldwide. For more information about Orchid, visit the company’s website at www.orchid-ortho.com.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named “2013 State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: www.tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tnecd .