The new facility is a significant expansion of its existing "Sustainability Solutions" operations within the region. Production at the company’s new Chandler site is projected to start in mid-2022, according to the release.
Stryker’s multimillion-dollar investment at its new site is estimated to bring more than 280 new jobs to Arizona over the next few years. These new positions include production associates, engineers and technicians, according to the release.
The Sustainability Solutions division handles the reprocessing of single-use medical devices, which involves collecting used devices and inspecting, cleaning, testing, sterilizing, and re-packaging them before they are returned to hospitals for another use, according to the release. The company reprocesses more than 20 million devices per year with a 99.98% success rate, which has diverted 25 million pounds of waste from landfills over the past five years.
"Stryker is an internationally recognized leader in medical device manufacturing and we are thrilled to welcome them to Chandler," Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said in the release. "We appreciate Stryker's significant investment in West Chandler and the additional job opportunities this facility will provide to our residents. Fortune 500 companies like Stryker can choose anywhere in the world to open a facility like this and we are proud they chose Chandler."