BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company is upgrading its Columbus-East facility into a plastic molding manufacturing center of excellence by 2021 with an investment of $60 million. The up gradation of the facility will add 69,000 sq. ft. to the facility to transform it into the flagship plastic molding manufacturing facility for BD, and it will become one of the largest and most sophisticated plastic molding plants in the world. BD’s North American plastic molding production, currently produced by third-party manufacturers, will be consolidated into the new facility with in-house manufacturing capabilities. One of the largest users of plastic moldable products in the world, BD will produce more than 700 billion units each year.
Gov. Pete Ricketts, said, “With four manufacturing plants across our state, BD is a great example of a company that understands the value of investing in its Nebraska workforce to support its global business,” said. My economic development team has built a strong, collaborative relationship with BD, and we look forward to helping the company continue to invest and grow in our state.
The up gradation of the Columbus-East facility will take about four-years during which the company plans to continue manufacturing its current pre-fillable glass syringe production lines.
“Columbus is home to BD’s largest and longest-running manufacturing facility in the world, and we are excited to bring cutting-edge technology and production to the area,” said Steve Sichak, executive vice president and chief integrated supply chain officer of BD. “Columbus will be the centerpiece for our plastic molding manufacturing strategy for North America, supporting multiple business units in the U.S. and around the world.”