NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC (Orchid Alabama) officials today announced the company will expand its manufacturing operations located at 2715 Bells Highway 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 will invest $2.1 million and create 35 new jobs in Madison County.
Orchid established operations in Jackson in April of this year. Due to increased product demand, the company will purchase additional equipment to increase manufacturing capacity and capabilities, and add to its existing workforce in order to meet the demand.
"Tennessee is the number one state in the nation for foreign direct investment (FDI) job commitments, and Orchid is a key player in one of the state's leading industries,” Hagerty said. “We have seen this sector grow in a significant manner under Governor Haslam's administration. We salute Orchid’s success and remain enthusiastic about the potential for further growth in Tennessee."
”Working with the local and state economic development agencies has made this process efficient and effortless,” Orchid Tax Accountant Keith Wasilenski said. “They have been there every step of the way to answer questions, provide assistance, and ensure that our needs are met as we continue to grow in Jackson.”
The facility is an expansion of Orchid Alabama, 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.
For more information on current job opportunities, please visit www.orchid-ortho.com and click on the Open Opportunities tab under the Careers link.
Orchid Orthopedic Solutions
Jackson Chamber of Commerce
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: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.