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Abbot Establishes Bowling Green, Ohio, Manufacturing Complex

American multinational medical devices and health care company Abbott will establish a manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ohio. The $536 million project is expected to create 450 jobs.

The new facility will produce specialty and metabolic powder nutritional products, expanding the U.S. supply of essential formulas, some of which serve as the sole source of nutrition for people with extreme allergies to most food products and other dietary and metabolic conditions. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2026.

"We're building this plant for additional capacity to produce these important specialty and metabolic formulas that families rely on," said Robert B. Ford, chairman and CEO of Abbott. "Abbott has long been part of Ohio, and we're proud to become part of the local community in Bowling Green."

The project is contingent on the approval of state and local incentives. JobsOhio plans to provide assistance for the project, details of which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.

"We and our partners at RGP welcome Abbott's confidence in Northwest Ohio to build out the national supply of metabolic powder formulas, a critical component in the future of our healthcare and food systems," noted President and CEO J.P. Nauseef . "Abbott's investment will create 450 new jobs while utilizing the latest technology and standards to advance efficient and safe production of this essential product with talent from Ohio."

Abbott Laboratories is an American multinational medical devices and health care company with headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois.

"Bowling Green is the perfect place for this critical manufacturing facility to raise the capacity of formula production in the United States," added Bowling Green Economic Development Executive Director Kati Thompson. "Abbott's investment in Northwest Ohio proves our region's readiness to supply the healthcare industry with the skilled workforce, resources, and business environment that will allow this life-saving facility to thrive."

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