Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) is marking 60 years at its facility in Sandy, Utah, by pledging a $20 million upgrade to the facility, which makes IV catheters and valves, blood collection devices and surgical products.
BD said the site dates back to Deseret Pharmaceutical, which opened in Murray, Utah, in 1956. Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD bought the plant in in 1986 and grew it to 550,000 square feet and 1,200 employees.
“Our Sandy facility is one of the largest and longest-running manufacturing sites across all of BD,” BD Medical president Tom Polen said in prepared remarks. “We would like to thank our associates here for their continued hard work and dedication to advancing the world of health in Utah and across the globe.”
“I wish to congratulate BD on its 60th anniversary of success at its manufacturing facility in Utah,” added Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). “I have had the pleasure of touring this facility many times, and my interactions with the associates here have helped me see why BD is a global leader in the products they manufacture and the technologies they continue to develop. BD has been a valuable contributor to Utah’s business climate. I am confident that the company will continue to enjoy many years of success in the Beehive State.”
BD said the Sandy plant was its 1st to use renewable energy sources for all of its power back in 2008. Four years later the site became “landfill-free” where waste is reduced, recycled or converted into energy, the company said.