110 new jobs added to Dothan area in expansion at medical company – AL.com

by | Aug 9, 2022 | Jobs

A medical manufacturer facility is seeing sharp growth in the Dothan area with plans announced Tuesday to add 110 jobs to the project first announced two years ago.The project began with 70 jobs and a $9.5 million investment in 2020 by Global Resources International and its Advanced Products Solutions subsidiary.Related: $9.5 million medical manufacturing center planned for DothanThe addition of 100 jobs will take place at the APS medical manufacturing center in Dothan and another 10 jobs in the neighboring town of Columbia, according to the Alabama Department of Commerce. The APS center produces personal protective equipment, engineered fabrics and injection-molded medical products.The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce said the new jobs at the Dothan facility will permit APS to enhance the focus on its medical product line, with a concentration on human and animal health markets.In Columbia, APS will invest over $1.8 million in an operation that largely focuses on sterilizing medical products, according to the chamber.Mark Fellows, vice president at GRI-APS, said the additional 110 jobs in Houston County will ramp up over the next 90 days, according to the commerce department announcement.“These growth plans by Global Resources International and Advanced Product Solutions represent a significant development for the Wiregrass region,” Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said in the announcement. “This expansion will enhance the domestic production of critically needed products for customers in Alabama and the nation, while also solidifying the GRI-APS presence in the Wiregrass.”In a statement, Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba and Houston County Commission Chair Mark Culver lauded the addition of new jobs.Columbia Mayor Cas Haddock said the GRI-APS project is a “breath of fresh air” to the community of 800 people in Houston County, according to the commerce department announc …

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