By Sun Corridor, Inc.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced it will invest $65M to construct a state-of-the-art facility in Tucson that will be a hub for the company’s supply chain, serving as a final-stage manufacturing and sterilization center.
The new 120KSF facility will be built on approximately 32 acres at the NEC of Valencia and Kolb Road and is planned to be operational in mid-2022. BD plans to add approximately 40 new jobs, including engineers, scientists, quality control specialists and other skilled talent. Sun Corridor, Inc. projects that BD’s investment will have a $122M economic impact over the next 10 years.
As part of the company’s response to COVID-19 and commitment to public health, BD is investing significantly in its in-house capacity for manufacturing and sterilization. This facility will advance BD’s goals of improved overall operational efficiency, customer service levels and supply chain resilience.
This project will become an integral part of the U.S. medical device supply chain and expands the footprint BD already has in Arizona, which includes a $1B BD Peripheral Intervention business unit headquartered in Tempe.
BD operates more than 90 medical device and health care technology manufacturing and sterilization facilities globally and has a track record of sustainable operations. This facility will be one of the first in the world with an original design that will meet or exceed the most stringent environmental guidelines and serve as a model for other sites worldwide.
Tucson is centrally located between eight of BD’s U.S. major manufacturing plants and three distribution centers. BD selected this specific site in Ward 4 because it sits within compatible existing and planned industrial areas.
Project partners include the Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Tucson, Pima County, Pima Community College, Tucson Electric Power, Southwest Gas, Lumen, Primus Builders, Perry Engineering, Azbil Telstar, Lesni A/S, Advanced Air Technologies Inc, Cushman & Wakefield/PICOR and JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). (Source)