EXACTECH BUILDS A 67,000 SQ FT FACILITY AND ADDS 200 GAINESVILLE-BASED JOBS
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GAINESVILLE, FL – Exactech—a Gainesville-grown global medical device manufacturer that develops and produces innovative bone and joint restoration products—has expanded its physical footprint with the addition of a new 67,000 square feet facility. In addition to its physical expansion the company has created 114 new jobs after strong economic growth in Gainesville between 2017 and 2018. In 2019 they are adding an addition 100 jobs. “Exactech’s success contributes directly to the economic health of our region and it brings us closer to reaching the goals of ‘Transforming Greater Gainesville’,” remarked Nancy Eckert, chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce economic development committee. Exactech has focused on recruiting top talent from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College and our regional workforce through CareerSource North Central Florida.
“The Greater Gainesville region is an exceptional global hub for talent, innovation and technology. Exactech’s success is, in good part, a product of this prosperous region that invest heavily on a business-friendly and visionary ecosystem. With the expansion of our new 67,000 sq ft facility, we aim at taking Exactech to even greater heights and consolidating Greater Gainesville as an international powerhouse for biotechnology manufacturing,” said Priscilla Bennett, Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communication at Exactech.
The inauguration of the facility will take place on June 5th alongside the Healthcare & Biotechnology Council meeting with elected officials, professionals of the industries and representatives from the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. “Finding opportunities to tell Greater Gainesville’s story is always exciting. Exactech’s story, which is more than 30-years in the making, embodies Gainesville’s spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate citizenship and their on-going commitment to Greater Gainesville serves to solidify the region as a global hub for talent and innovation in the biotech sector,” shared Bryan Harrington, Chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Exactech manufactures innovative orthopedic implants and surgical instruments for hip, knee and shoulder replacement as well as biologic materials and bone cement systems. Its products are distributed throughout the United States and in 35+ markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Exactech was built on a strong foundation with a values-driven, customer-centric culture. Our business decisions are guided by the following values: Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation. Learn more about Exactech at www.exac.com.
About the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Gainesville Chamber has been the voice of business in the Gainesville area since 1924. Representing over 1,400 members that employ more than 80,000 people, the Chamber is leading the effort to make the Gainesville region a global hub for talent, innovation and opportunity. The Chamber is 5-Star Accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, putting it in the top 1% of all Chambers nationwide. Learn more at www.GainesvilleChamber.com or call us at 352.334.7100.