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Site Location Partnership Client Announcement: BD Investing $100 Million in Holdrege Facility for Medical Manufacturing Expansion

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  site location partnershipHoldrege, NE (September 22, 2016) – Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based site selection advisory firm, announced that BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.), a leading global medical technology company, is investing $100 million in its Holdrege, Nebraska facility for the company’s insulin syringe manufacturing operations.

The investment will be used for new technology and manufacturing equipment to expand capacity for BD insulin syringes. BD already produces more than 2 billion insulin syringes each year, which averages to be more than 250,000 syringes per hour.

“About 40 percent of people with diabetes who inject insulin use syringes as part of their diabetes management regimen,” said Ken Miller, worldwide President of Diabetes Care for BD. “This investment will provide benefits to this diabetes population and underscores our commitment to supply high-quality, industry-leading insulin syringes to patients.”

BD began operations in Holdrege in 1966 in a 12,000-square foot building with 66 associates. Today, the facility has grown to 350,000-square feet with more than 650 associates manufacturing 20 different BD products. BD is the largest employer in Phelps County. Across Nebraska, BD employs more than 2,500 associates in four manufacturing facilities in Holdrege, Broken Bow and two in Columbus.

About BD
BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.

About Phelps County Development Corporation
The Phelps County Development Corporation is a full-service agency leading economic development efforts for the Phelps County region in south central Nebraska. PCDC offers assistance programs for local businesses while serving as the single point of contact for primary industry expansions and relocations.

About Site Location Partnership

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas – corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.

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