The newly opened 100,000-square-foot Central New York facility will allow the Batesville, Ind.-based company to add a number of new positions, including R&D and engineering roles, as well as allowing for expansion of the Front Line Care biz and its largest component, Welch Allyn.
“The contributions of our Welch Allyn team enable Hill-Rom to help people get better care inside and outside the hospital, and we are energized about our expansion and the new jobs we have brought to Skaneateles Falls. We are grateful to Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Hochul, Empire State Development, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Katko, State Senator DeFrancisco and Assemblyman Finch, County Executive Joanie Mahoney, the Onondaga County Office of Economic Development, the Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency, the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council and the Town of Skaneateles for their commitment and support,” Hill-Rom Front Line Care prez Alton Shader said in a press release.
The new facility will also allow for the centralization of local warehousing and distribution operations, Hill-Rom said.
“During the Welch Allyn transition in 2015, I personally met with the leaders at Hill-Rom on behalf of the state and was so proud that we secured a commitment for the company to continue operations here in Central New York. Welch Allyn has a long and storied history here in New York, and their strategic partnerships with companies like Tessy Plastics help to drive economic activity and job creation. Their expansion is great news for Central New York and all of upstate. It is yet another tangible result of our economic development strategy that is delivering for all New Yorkers,” Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a prepared statement.
“Welch Allyn has been a pioneer in our community for decades, and I’m excited to be a part of today’s campus expansion and to celebrate the job and business growth it brings to our region. This expansion marks a long-term investment in Central New York by Hill-Rom, and I’m proud to have fought in Congress against the onerous Medical Device Tax so that this company can continue to make investments in its workforce and our community,” Congressman John Katko (R-N.Y.) said in a prepared release.
Last month, Hill-Rom named C.R. Bard veteran John Groetelaars as its new chief executive officer, effective May 14, and reported a fiscal second-quarter profit slide on results that still managed to top the consensus.