BD Celebrates Expansion of Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, Nebraska
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, celebrated the groundbreaking of an expansion to its BD Medical production facility in Columbus. BD plans to invest $48 million in the 47,000-square-foot addition to add manufacturing capacity for BD’s Medical Surgical Systems business unit.
“When BD began operations in Columbus in 1949, this was the first BD manufacturing site outside of New Jersey, where the Company has its headquarters,” said Todd Zeller, Plant Manager, BD Medical – Medical Surgical Systems in Columbus West. “This new expansion is the result of our positive experience with the skilled workforce in Columbus. BD is pleased to be growing in Nebraska, and we appreciate the support we have received from the local community for this investment.”
BD currently employs more than 1,500 associates in Columbus, and the new expansion is expected to provide 40 new jobs for the area. In total, BD has more than 2,500 employees in Nebraska at four locations: Broken Bow, Holdrege and two facilities in Columbus.
BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people’s health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD’s capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world’s most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com