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Arthrex investing $69M in Anderson County

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Arthrex Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company based in Naples, Fla., is investing $69 million in a new manufacturing facility in Anderson County that will create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years.

A 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be built at the Anderson County Technology and Manufacturing Center in Sandy Springs. The company will manufacture its orthopedic devices and implants at the facility. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018, with completion by early 2019, providing as many as 500 construction jobs over two years.

Reinhold Schmieding, president and founder of Arthrex Inc., outlined his company's work in Anderson. (Photo/Teresa Cutlip)

"Arthrex is pleased to bring its innovative spirit and unique culture to Anderson County, and we look forward to leveraging the outstanding work done in the area to prepare future employees for high-level manufacturing jobs," said Arthrex Vice President of Manufacturing Andy Owen, in a news release.

Arthrex plans to work with Tri-County Technical College to develop a pipeline of qualified manufacturing personnel, the release said.

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster joined Anderson County representatives for the announcement today at the Anderson Civic Center.

"South Carolina's business-friendly climate continues to attract companies in every industry, and we're proud to welcome Arthrex Inc. to our growing business community,” McMaster said. “This a milestone for Anderson County, and we can't wait to see the difference these jobs will make in the region."

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