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More Than $100 million Investment To Create 500 Jobs in Anderson County

Oct 21, 2021 05:09PM ● By David Dykes

Arthrex, an orthopedic technology innovator, announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The more than $100 million investment will create 500 jobs, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

“This investment will help Arthrex better support the growth and development of new and innovative products that help surgeons treat their patients better. Arthrex has been committed to manufacturing quality products in the United States, and this represents that continued commitment,” said Andy Owen, Arthrex’s vice president of manufacturing.

“The 500 new jobs this expansion is generating will make a big difference in Anderson County, and we look forward to watching this great company continue to thrive here for years to come,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.

Founded in 1981, Arthrex is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education. The company develops and releases more than 1,000 innovative products and surgical procedures each year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.

Located at 130 Arthrex Drive in Pendleton, Arthrex’s expansion will include adding a second manufacturing facility and an Electron-beam (E-beam) and X-ray sterilizations facility.

The expansion is expected to be completed by mid-2023. 

“Arthrex is on the cutting edge of orthopedic innovation and is a leader in our state’s booming life sciences sector,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III. “Today’s announcement by Arthrex not only proves that South Carolina has the business environment where life sciences companies can succeed, but that we have the talented workforce in place to handle the most innovative jobs.”