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Smith & Nephew Expands Fort Worth, Texas, Production Plant

03/22/2018
A global manufacturer and supplier of advanced medical equipment and technologies, British-based Smith & Nephew plans a $29 million expansion at its facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

Smith & Nephew currently employs nearly 200 Texans in Fort Worth and will create 100 new jobs by the end of the proposed project.

Matt Stober, President, Global Operations for Smith & Nephew, said: “Smith & Nephew is thrilled to partner with state and local government to bring new manufacturing jobs into Tarrant County.”

“ Fort Worth is already the U.S. headquarters for our Advanced Wound Management business, and home to a team with a deep expertise in wound care biotherapeutics, important and novel treatments used by clinicians to improve the lives of many thousands of patients every year. This is an important investment for Smith & Nephew that will secure our manufacturing process in this area and create many high quality jobs for local scientists, engineers and technicians,” he added.

As an incentive Texas Enterprise Fund offered a grant of $730,000 to Smith & Nephew.

“This new Smith & Nephew, Inc. project in Fort Worth is just the latest example of the growing diversity of Texas' strong economy,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “The manufacturing and medical technology industries continue to boom in Texas and especially in the Fort Worth area, and this project is further proof of that success. I thank Smith & Nephew, Inc. for their continued investment in our economy and for creating hundreds of jobs for hard working Texans.”

“We are very excited that Smith & Nephew has chosen to expand their operational presence in Fort Worth,” said Robert Sturns, Director for the Fort Worth Economic Development Department. “Our community has a strong interest in advancing opportunities in biotech and medical innovation and see this partnership with Smith & Nephew as a key component in those efforts. Fort Worth's commitment to supporting medical and life services companies is perfectly suited for international manufacturers like Smith & Nephew and the support of the State was instrumental in bringing this project to fruition.”

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