Medical Device Manufacturer Building New Facility in SC

Arthrex intends to invest $30 million in its fourth U.S. plant. The new 200,000-square-foot facility in Sandy Springs is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in the near future.

The site of Arthrex's future facility in Sandy Springs, S.C.
The site of Arthrex’s future facility in Sandy Springs, S.C.

Arthrex Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, is set to launch new manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $30 million investment in the new 200,000-square-foot plant in Sandy Springs, S.C., is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years. Construction of the surgical device and implant facility is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2018 with completion by early 2019.

Located at 5500 Highway 76, the new Arthrex plant will be approximately 40 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and 224 miles from the Port of Charleston.

Fourth U.S. facility

The Anderson facility will be the company’s fourth in the U.S. The others are located in Ave Maria, Fla., Santa Barbara, Calif., and City of Industry, Calif. “This investment is part of Arthrex’s global expansion plan to support the growth and development of new and innovative products that help surgeons treat their patients better,” Arthrex Vice President of Manufacturing Andy Owen said, in a prepared statement.

Arthrex plans to work with Tri-County Technical College in Anderson and Clemson University to ensure qualified manufacturing personnel for the future facility. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

A significant expansion project at Arthrex’s corporate headquarters in North Naples, Fla., is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

Techtronic Industries, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer, professional and industrial products, is also expanding in Anderson County, with the construction of a new 300,000-square-foot innovation center.

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