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DePre Plans Powell, Tennessee, Production Operations

DePre LLC, a joint venture of DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Premier, Inc., a technology-driven healthcare improvement company, and 34 Premier member health systems, plans to establish a healthcare products manufacturing facility in Powell, Tennessee. The $10.3 million project is expected to create 26 jobs.

The company will manufacture medical isolation gowns, bringing the production of this product from overseas to the U.S. to support more than 4,350 hospitals in Premier’s customer portfolio, as well as other healthcare providers nationwide.

“We are delighted to bring more jobs to the East Tennessee region where work ethic and quality production is embodied with the team at DePre. For 50 years, DeRoyal Industries has manufactured medical devices that improve the clinical quality and economic health of our customers. The partnership between DeRoyal Industries, Premier Inc. and 34 Premier member health systems support the need for essential medical products allowing for continuous supply to customers when needed,” DeRoyal President & CEO Brian DeBusk said.

Founded in 1973, and headquartered in Powell, Tennessee, DeRoyal Industries is a global medical manufacturer that serves its worldwide customer base with product and business solutions that include patient care products, orthopedic supports and bracing, surgical and safety devices, wound care and ContinuumÒ integrated inventory management technologies.

“Tennessee is a top exporter of medical equipment, making our state the ideal location for DePre to produce isolation gowns. I welcome DePre to the Volunteer State and thank DeRoyal Industries for its continued investment in Powell and Knox County,” noted TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter.

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