Precision Spine has added a third building to its Pearl, Mississippi campus, expanding the total manufacturing facility footprint by 30% to just under 30,000 square feet of space and creating 25 new jobs.
As part of the expansion, the company has created space dedicated to the production of custom products, prototypes and instrumentation. Future plans call for incorporation of advanced technologies into the facility, including 3D printing, clean room packaging and sterilisation, automated assembly processes, barcode scanning, and automated distribution.
Chris DeNicola, executive vice president of Operations, says, “We continue to invest in the USA because of the quality of our workers and materials…This manufacturing expansion will enable us to continue vertically integrating in-house production, warehousing and delivery right here in the USA so that we can bring new products and line extensions to the market faster and more cost-effectively. In fact, we are positioned to launch five major products, as well as three important line extensions.”
DeNicola says that the company plans to create of an area dedicated to the production of sterile-packaged product. “Precision Spine’s recently-introduced Reform HA-coated pedicle screw system is currently sterile-packaged at another US plant. Later this year, the company will be launching other sterile-packaged products from its own facility, including the ShurFit coated anterior cervical interbody fusion cage and the ShurFit coated transforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion cage,” he says.