Teleflex coming to Olive Branch

July 30, 2012

Health Care

Gov. Bryant’s office announced in a release this morning that Teleflex Incorporated, a “leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery,” is relocating its distribution operations to Olive Branch, a move that is expected to employ more than 200 workers within four years of operation.

Bryant said Teleflex is the first company to take advantage of the recently passed Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone incentive program.

From the Governor’s Office:

Benson Smith, Teleflex Incorporated chairman, president and chief executive officer, stated, “We are excited at the opportunity to have our distribution center located in Mississippi. A single, centralized distribution facility will generate improved operating efficiencies and improved customer service, and we look forward to being here for many years to come.”

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance through the Momentum Mississippi Incentives program and guidance on available tax incentives to support of the project. Additionally, the City of Olive Branch is providing the company with local tax incentives to assist with the project.

“I am grateful to Teleflex for selecting north Mississippi for these operations, and I know our state’s prime location and dedicated workforce will serve the company well,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “I thank our local partners, the City of Olive Branch, the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, along with the Tennessee Valley Authority, for their work on this project and am pleased MDA could assist Teleflex with its move to Mississippi.”

Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery, offering solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, Penn., Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 130 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company’s website at teleflex.com.

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Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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