Zimmer Biomet Expands in Palm Beach Gardens with Creation of 178 Jobs
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Company will also retain 473 positions and make $1.8 million capital investment
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (October 27, 2015) — Today, Enterprise Florida President and CEO, Bill Johnson, announced that Zimmer Biomet is expanding in Palm Beach Gardens by creating 178 jobs in addition to retaining 473 positions. The company will also make a $1.8 million capital investment in the community.
Medical device manufacturers Zimmer and Biomet recently completed combining their two brands into one company. Zimmer Biomet collaborates with healthcare professionals around the globe to design, manufacture and market orthopedic reconstructive, dental and surgical products. They have operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries.
David Josza, Vice President and General Manager of Zimmer Biomet’s Dental Division, said, “We are proud to join the Governor in announcing our plans to continue growing in Florida by welcoming 178 new Floridians to the Zimmer-Biomet team. On behalf of the Zimmer Biomet team, I would like to thank Governor Scott, Enterprise Florida and all our local partner for supporting this project. We look forward to continuing to build the new Zimmer Biomet brand in Florida.”
Florida has established itself as a premier location for life sciences innovation and growth. The state is home to world renowned biomedical research institutes; more than 1,100 biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies; and a foundation of more than 46,000 healthcare establishments employment more than 700,000 professionals.
Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said “Another great company, Zimmer Biomet, is expanding in Palm Beach and creating 178 new jobs. As we continue to diversify our economy and strengthen opportunities for Floridians, companies like Zimmer Biomet will have a tremendously positive impact and keep us on a path to be the best state for economic development.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Palm Beach County, City of Palm Beach, and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “The expansion of Zimmer Biomet is more great news for Palm Beach Gardens. The Scott Administration’s pro-growth policies are helping businesses remain and expand in Palm Beach County and across Florida.”
“Zimmer is a very significant project as it represents the retention of an existing employer and the new presence of a globally recognized innovative company selecting Palm Beach County to grow their operations,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. “Biomet enjoyed a rich history in Palm Beach County and we are thrilled that Zimmer Biomet will continue to have a strong and growing presence here.”
About Zimmer Biomet
Founded in 1927, Zimmer Biomet is a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare. We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.
For more information, visit zimmerbiomet.com or follow Zimmer Biomet on Twitter at twitter.com/zimmerbiomet.