Manatee's Exactech Adds 5 Medical Manufacturing Jobs, Plans More Hires

Manatee County's Exactech, an orthopedic manufacturing company that specializes in designing and making implant devices, related surgical instruments and biologic services to hospitals and physicians across the country, is adding jobs.

The company, based in Gainesville, opened offices in Manatee County in 2008 and started production there in 2009.

Over the next five years, Exactech expects to add 29 jobs, with five jobs being filled in 2010.

The job opportunities at Exactech will be available because the company plans to bring more previously out-sourced manufacturing in-house, says John Pelc, vice president of operations at Exactech.

"We produce joint replacement implants and associated surgical instrumentation, and the Manatee County operation focuses specifically on the production of surgical instrumentation that's used in total joint replacement surgery," says Priscilla Bennett, director of public relations. "We'll be hiring for manufacturing positions this year and expect to grow in subsequent years."

Writer: Nancy Vaughn
Source: Priscilla Bennett, Exactech

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