Manufacturing and IT jobs open as Easton-area medical company expands
PALMER TWP., Pa. — The area just outside of Easton is seeing an expansion in the manufacturing sector.
Nordson Medical, a medical device component company, is adding a new facility and jobs in the Lehigh Valley.
The company now produces its heat shrink tubing product line on McFadden Road in Palmer Township, and is expanding that production a few miles away, to 3370 Fox Hill Road, also in Palmer Township.
The company held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at the new location with executives, legislators, community leaders and employees in attendance.
The new facility should be fully up and running and the jobs all filled in another year to 18 months.
Nordson Medical makes different kinds of medical components throughout the world and is based in Westllake, Ohio.
“We make all different kinds of medical components, so if you think about life-saving therapies like a stent replacement, we would make the catheters, we make balloons, we make a lot of components that go into making one of these,” Nordson Medical Chief Executive Officer Sundaram Nagarajan said.
“If somebody's getting a stent replacement, they need a doctor who uses that kit. We make a lot of components that go into those medical kits.”
Nagarajan said, “The Easton team has done a fantastic job of a great technology. Our customers love what they do and so the team has done a nice job growing the business and so we're expanding."
Todd Furman, the director of operations at the Easton site, said the company has "some unique technologies here at our Easton site, and the demand has just continued to increase.
"And that's really what drove the expansion, is meeting our customers needs."
"We'll have approximately an additional 30 employees here. Those will all be manufacturing and tech jobs.”Todd Furman, Easton director of operations, Nordson Medical
Furman said not only is it adding space, but jobs, as well.
“When this site is fully built out, we'll have approximately an additional 30 employees here," he said. "Those will all be manufacturing and tech jobs.”
Palmer Township Supervisor Ann-Marie Panella called Nordson Medical "the heart and soul of American industry."
"We do it here and we do it right,” Panella said.