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Medical technology company BD expanding Sumter County facility

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Medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. is investing $150 million in its Sumter County manufacturing facility in an expansion expected to create 125 jobs during the next several years.

The company, known as BD, employs more than 65,000 associates worldwide and works with health care providers in nearly 200 countries. The company’s Sumter County plant, located at 1575 Airport Road and in operation since 1970, manufactures blood collection devices.

“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,” Jim Borzi, executive vice president of global operations and chief supply chain officer for BD, said in a news release. “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.” 

Hiring is ongoing for the new positions. Interested applicants can visit www.bd.com/careers.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to the project as well as a $600,000 set-aside grant to assist with roadwork and site preparation costs.

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

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