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STERIS Invests $11 Million On Production Plant Expansion In Montgomery, Alabama, Creating 80 New Jobs

Medical manufacturing company, STERIS, is expanding its Montgomery, Alabama, manufacturing complex with an approximately $11 million investment, which will create 80 new jobs during a two-year period.

The company already has approximately 300 employees at its Gunter Industrial Park location, who manufacture surgical products, including; tables, lights and equipment management systems. It is expanding its manufacturing and production capabilities to incorporate fabrication and assembly operations. The construction phase of the project is expected to be concluded in early December, 2012.

STEERIS will hire material handlers, programmers, material coordinators, tool and die makers, machinists, manufacturing engineers, quality auditors and production supervisors.

Mac McBride, director of operations for the STERIS Montgomery facility said, "The hard work and dedication of our employees has made this expansion possible. We are grateful to them for their efforts and also for the tremendous support we have received from the state, city, county, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to continuing our long and prosperous relationship with Montgomery."

The state will provide tax incentives based on the firm reaching hiring quotas. Alabama Department of Commerce will also assist the firm with job training.

Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary said; "STERIS Corp. has shown that Montgomery, Alabama, has the type of business climate where companies want to expand. Combine an excellent partnership of state and local officials along with employees who have a work ethic to succeed, and you have the recipe for continued business growth. We look forward to continued business success for STERIS Corp. in Alabama."

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