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Becton, Dickinson and Company Expands Operations in Sumter, South Carolina

Becton, Dickinson and Company, a leading global medical technology company, will invest $150 million in its existing manufacturing facility at 1575 Airport Road in Sumter, South Carolina. The company is projected to create an additional 125 new jobs over the next several years.

BD is one of the world’s largest medical technology companies and supports health care providers in more than 190 countries around the globe. BD’s Sumter County facility has been in operation since 1970, manufacturing blood collection devices that are critical to the healthcare industry.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $600,000 Set Aside grant to assist with the costs of road work and site preparation.

“For nearly 50 years, BD’s Sumter facility has consistently delivered superior quality products, vital for our customers and their patients, through a talented and engaged workforce. We would like to thank TheLINK economic development alliance, Sumter Economic Development, the City of Sumter, Sumter County and the S.C. Department of Commerce for their continued support of BD and our employees as we continue to invest in the facility. We look forward to the ongoing success of our BD Sumter manufacturing team as they continue to advance the world of health,” said BD Executive Vice President of Global Operations & Chief Supply Chain Officer Jim Borzi.

“After opening in our state more than 40 years ago, we’re thrilled that BD continues to grow and succeed here. This announcement once again demonstrates that South Carolina is a place where medical technology companies want to do business, and we welcome this new $150 million investment,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“Not only does our state excel in advanced manufacturing, we’re also increasingly a top choice for companies in the life sciences sector. BD has been a strong member of Team South Carolina for decades, and we congratulate them on their ongoing success,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt explained.

“We have long-enjoyed BD as a key component in the fabric of our industrial portfolio. This investment demonstrates their trust in our leadership, their commitment to the success of their business and their belief in our ability to regenerate the talent needed to produce the quality of goods for which BD is known,” Sumter Economic Development Chairman Greg Thompson added.


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