Cook Medical Locates Medical Device Production Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Built in 1961, the 850,000-square-foot facility will host Cook Medical’s current workforce of more than 650 employees in Winston-Salem. Cook anticipates adding 50 new jobs over the next 10 years.
Cook will begin converting a portion of the R.J. Reynolds building in Whitaker Park into a world-class medical device manufacturing facility this year.
“Cook has a history of turning unused properties into valuable assets in our communities,” said Barry Slowey, president of Cook Medical’s Winston-Salem location. “We see Whitaker Park as an impact project in that we are converting a facility that manufactured cigarettes into a modern facility producing life-saving medical devices. We’ve been in Winston-Salem since 1983, and acquiring the Whitaker Park facility signifies a renewed commitment to this community.”
“This space will offer us additional flexibility with production capabilities and represents our continued investment in the local community,” Slowey continued. “Whitaker Park presents tremendous opportunities for us to continue developing and manufacturing medical devices for patients around the world.”
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