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Hill-Rom Holdings Begins Facility Expansion In Skaneateles, New York

05/05/2017
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., a leading global medical technology company, started an expansion to add approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch Allyn campus in Skaneateles, New York.

The company announced in September 2016 its commitment to bring more than 100 new jobs to Central New York, where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence for more than 100 years. The company expects the new facility to be ready for occupation in 2018.

According to company officials, Hill-Rom's new facility will help accommodate these new positions, a large portion of which will be R&D and engineering roles, and potential future growth for Hill-Rom's Front Line Care business, of which Welch Allyn is the largest component. It also will allow for centralization of local warehousing and distribution operations.

"The contributions of our Welch Allyn team to Hill-Rom's ability to enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers are substantial, and we are energized about our expansion and the new jobs we are bringing to Skaneateles Falls," said Hill-Rom President & CEO John J. Greisch.

"We are grateful to Governor Cuomo and Lt. Governor Hochul, Empire State Development, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Katko, State Senator DeFrancisco and Assemblyman Finch, County Executive Joanie Mahoney, as well as the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency and Central New York REDC, for their commitment and support,” he added. "Investing more in our people, our facilities and in Central New York benefits our employees, our business and the local economy," said Mr. Greisch.

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said, "Today is an exciting day for Skaneateles and all of Central New York. This groundbreaking, and the 100 new jobs it ushers in, will solidify Welch Allyn's presence in this community for years to come. With help from our state and local governments, along with my work delaying the onerous medical device tax, today's groundbreaking and the 100 plus jobs that come with it will provide a real boost to the region's economy."

"When we say 'Central New York Rising' it's not a slogan, it's a statement of fact," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul during the groundbreaking ceremony. "Governor Cuomo has reversed the paradigm when it comes to creating jobs in Upstate. Welch Allyn, an important presence in Central New York, will bring 100 new positions to its soon-to-be-expanded facility, an unmistakable signal of the area's economic revival."

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