Haemonetics Corporation expanding Union County operations
October 14, 2015
Company investing $20 million to expand and Upgrade Union County facility
Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE), the global leader in blood management solutions, is expanding its existing operations in Union County. The company is investing nearly $20 million in the expansion, which is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next five years.
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Braintree, Mass., Haemonetics operates facilities on four continents across the globe, employing almost 4,000 workers worldwide. The company has a comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management and consulting services, serving each facet of the blood supply chain – from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.
Haemonetics recently celebrated 20 years at its current Union County site, which is located at 155 Medical Sciences Drive in Union, SC. In this latest investment, the company will be expanding the existing facility by 3,000 square-feet, as well as making significant upgrades to plant equipment and infrastructure.
Products manufactured at the Union County site are required for plasmapheresis, during which the raw material in life saving plasma therapies is collected. Therapies treat a variety of disease states including immune deficiencies, hemophilia, and other blood disorders.
Improvements to the facility and hiring for the 40 new positions is already underway. Those interested in joining the Haemonetics team should visit the company’s careers page online. For more information on Haemonetics Corporation, visit www.haemonetics.com.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $400,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Union County to assist with the cost of real property improvements. The Council has also approved job development credits related to the project.
“The South Carolina community has been an integral partner in our manufacturing operations for the last 20 years, and our decision to further invest in the Union facility reflects upon the diverse pool of talent, partners and resources that South Carolina has to offer. I look forward to continuing our strategy of continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence in Union, helping to further support our global product lines.” -Haemonetics Corporation CEO Ron Gelbman
“Haemonetics has been doing business in South Carolina for 20 years, and it’s exciting to see this great company make the decision to expand here. This nearly $20 million investment, and the 40 new jobs it will bring to Union County, is a testament to Haemonetics’ commitment to South Carolina, and we look forward to watching its continued success here for many years to come.” -Gov. Nikki Haley
“South Carolina continues to stand out as a leader in the manufacturing renaissance, and today’s announcement by Haemonetics is a testament to that. From planes and cars to tires and medical devices, the people of this state have shown that they produce first-class products, attracting investment from both existing and new industry alike.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Haemonetics continues to be a great corporate partner for Union County and we are very excited about their additional investment in our community. We view this expansion as further confirmation that Union County continues to be a great place to do business in South Carolina. We are appreciative and proud to support their investment and job creation efforts now and in the future.” -Union County Supervisor and Chairman of County Council Frank Hart
“Haemonetics is a staple in Union County with more than 20 years at its current location. It has been my pleasure working with the Haemonetics management team, Department of Commerce, and our local officials on this investment of approximately 20 million dollars for our community and 40 career opportunities for our citizens. Thank you, Haemonetics, for your continued commitment and support of Union County.” -Union County Development Board Chairman Joe Nichols