DENTSPLY International, Inc. has come out with an orthodontic product
that corrects minor tooth misalignments almost invisibly in as little as
three to six months. Clear-Aligner is clear, lightweight and removable
aligners that are custom made for each patient.
publicly traded company has manufacturing and distribution operations
in Manatee County through its acquisition of Glenroe Technologies of
Bradenton and Raintree Essix of Metarie, LA. The conglomerate does
business in Manatee as DENTSPLY Raintree Essix
According to Brad Clatt, general
manager of the Manatee location, the acquisitions took place over
several years and added 41 new jobs and capital investments of over $1.2
million. Its expansion increased the business' footprint when it leased
a 16,000-square-foot space in Manatee County.
"From a raw material, labor, and resource perspective,
Manatee was an attractive location to integrate the two businesses at
the manufacturing facility here," says Clatt.
also praises the county's EDC
for its work on behalf of
businesses like his. "They are targeting key industries, investing
significant resources, and putting forth legislative efforts to not only
make this an attractive area for international businesses, but also to
support their local industries to thrive. Counties that are investing
into our future are those that are worth investing into."
According to the EDC, Florida is home to the nation's
second-largest medical device sector with more than 470 device
manufacturers and hundreds more component manufacturers.
And Clatt likes the quality of life the Tampa Bay area
provides. "The area offers a tremendous balance of the beach,
contemporary dining, the arts, and being just a short drive away from
the mainstream urban life in Tampa," he says. "There's nothing better
than spending the day at the beach and catching a Ray's game later than
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Brad Clatt, DENTSPLY Raintree Essix Glenroe