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Claire Manufacturing I Establishes Lehi, Utah, Operations

Claire Manufacturing I will establish a dental manufacturing laboratory in Lehi, Utah. The approximately $11 million project is expected to create 200 jobs over eight years.

The new facility will be the first-of-its-kind, introducing the newest technologies, advanced materials, and the best operational process.

“The more time I’ve been able to spend in local and state communities of Utah, the more I’m convinced that Utah is the new national epicenter for dental innovation and industry,” said Carter Chang, Vice President of Strategy & Operations at Dandy. “Dandy is proud to be a part of this movement and to have found a home in Utah.”

Dandy may receive up to 15% of the additional state taxes it will pay over the eight-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (EDTIF) tax credit (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)). Each year Dandy meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.

“Dandy has a unique business model that will be a great addition to our state,” noted Ryan Starks, the Office of Economic Opportunity’s executive director. “With this expansion, the area gains high-paying jobs above the average county wage.”

Claire Manufacturing I, Inc is a newly formed subsidiary of Zima International, Inc. dba Dandy. Its mission is to create best-in-class dental restorations at a brand new, state-of-the-art in-house dental lab manufacturing facility.

“This is an exciting win for Lehi that will bring high-tech production jobs to the center of Utah’s tech sector,” added Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “Dandy has found a great home in Silicon Slopes and will add to the economic diversity of the region.”

Stephanie Pack, senior business development manager, led Project Hermey for EDCUtah.

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