Allocating $40 million for facility expansion, Chicago-based medical technology provider GE Healthcare recently announced plans for expanding MRI equipment manufacturing operations in South Carolina, creating 100 new jobs in the process.
The company, which provides medical and information technologies, diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug development and biopharmaceutical production, is hiring for newly available positions at its 3001 West Radio Drive facility in Florence. Interested applicants can go to the company’s careers page online for information.
“With companies like this one leading South Carolina’s manufacturing industry, there is no doubt that our state is going straight to the top,” Gov. Henry McMaster said.
Plant manager Dale Wolf also expressed excitement about the expansion, citing the opportunity for GE Healthcare to make a difference at the local level for South Carolinians as well as maintaining its ongoing commitment to tackling industry challenges—stating that personnel are “thrilled” about the development and local investment.
“I am delighted with GE’s decision to expand in Florence County,” South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman said. “This $40 million investment and the 100 new jobs it means for the Florence facility will make a real difference in the local community.”