NYPRO ASHEVILLE ANNOUNCES $83M EXPANSION AND 156 NEW JOBS
Asheville, NC – In conjunction with the NC Department of Commerce, Buncombe County, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville - Buncombe County (EDC), precision plastic products manufacturer Nypro proudly announces the expansion of its Asheville plant with an $83 million investment in facilities and equipment. Over the next three years, the expansion project will add 75,000 square feet of space to Nypro’s Buncombe County plant in Vista Industrial Center, and add 156 new high-wage production and engineering positions to its current workforce of 212 persons.
Nypro Asheville, which manufactures devices for the world’s leading healthcare companies, is making the investment in a unique industry alliance with Novo Nordisk to produce a next generation injectable insulin pen. According to Ray Grupinski, Nypro’s Group President, Healthcare, “This combined growth of Nypro with our customer Novo Nordisk is part of Nypro's partnership with our customer and our plan to expand healthcare plastics manufacturing at key sites around the world. Nypro has been part of North Carolina since 1987 and we are proud to be able to further North Carolina’s commitment to manufacturing employment.”
Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, David Gantt, commented, “We are truly honored by Nypro’s unprecedented commitment to re-invest and grow jobs here in Buncombe County. It is a powerful reminder of the unique and significant impact of manufacturing on our regional economy, and on the quality of life of our citizens and community. We thank Nypro management for their tremendous show of confidence, and pledge the full support of the County for their continued growth and viability in the years to come.”
“Since its arrival in Buncombe County over 20 years ago, Nypro has become known for world-class quality and innovation. Fostering the growth of our regional medical products manufacturers remains a strategic focus of the EDC and we are proud to congratulate Nypro on this milestone announcement. We are grateful for their continued commitment to grow highly skilled, high quality, advanced manufacturing jobs here in Buncombe County,” said EDC Chairman K. Ray Bailey.
Nypro Inc. is a global plastics manufacturer operating in 15 countries and based out of Clinton, Mass. The company makes plastic molded products for the healthcare, consumer, electronics and packaging markets. Nypro’s plastics and molds are used by companies all over the world. Nypro is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world. For more information on Nypro, please visit www.nypro.com.
Employment inquiries and applications will be taken at the North Carolina Employment Security Commission offices beginning January 2011.
The EDC for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions. The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment. The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Advantage Asheville Campaign.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a 2,000+ member organization representing 86,000 employees. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of increasing the region’s livability by advancing its economic vitality. The Asheville Chamber works diligently to ensure that Asheville continues to prosper while also protecting the natural beauty of the area. In 2006, the Chamber moved to a new location and is now home to the 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes 200,000 visitors per year.