Tyber Medical Unveils New Manufacturing Facility in Lehigh Valley
By Colin McEvoy on December 9, 2019
A manufacturer of orthopedic and spinal implants celebrated the official opening today of its new state-of-the-art medical device manufacturing facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County.
Tyber Medical unveiled hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new space at 89 South Commerce Way, an expansion project that will add 30 new jobs to its current workforce of 88 high-paying technical, and professional personnel.
This marks another landmark in the extraordinary growth the company has experienced since relocating to the Lehigh Valley from New Jersey in 2015, according to Jeff Tyber, President & CEO of Tyber Medical.
“Since relocating to Pennsylvania, we’ve more than doubled our workforce,” he said. “Providing opportunity for so many Lehigh Valley families is extremely satisfying, and we couldn’t have realized this growth without such outstanding support.”
The $8 million project included an expansion into a 35,000 square-foot space adjacent to their current facility at Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV, as well as a renovation of the existing facility and the purchase of new equipment and job training for new and existing employees.
“The expansion of Tyber Medical is a great representation of the Lehigh Valley’s new economy and the economic development partnership between the region and state,” said Don Cunningham, President & CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC)
“Tyber came here four years ago as an entrepreneurial startup in the life sciences with innovative ideas in medical device design,” said Cunningham, who spoke during the Dec. 9 ribbon-cutting. “We now celebrate Tyber’s growth into manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley with $8 million of new investment and the creation of 30 new good jobs.”
The additional space and job growth will allow for Tyber Medical to further address the orthopedic industry’s need for rapid access to FDA-cleared implants in the spine, extremity, and trauma markets. Focused on rapid commercialization and bioengineering technology, Tyber has released 18 spine and 33 trauma/extremity systems since its founding in 2012.
The project received a $100,000 job creation grant through the Northampton County Industrial Development Authority, for which LVEDC also provides administrative services, as well as a $400,000 loan to purchase machinery and equipment through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program.
“Tyber has made a significant impact on the Lehigh Valley area’s manufacturing industry over the past four years,” said Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “This expansion is a testament to their success and shows a commitment to continue bringing opportunity to Pennsylvanians in the surrounding community.”
Life science research and manufacturing has been identified as one of the optimal target industries for the Lehigh Valley based on the site-specific characteristics of the regional economy. They include the region’s central location, well-developed transportation infrastructure, and access to superior higher education institutions and technical schools.
The Tyber Medical approach to market is to design, develop, and manufacture orthopedic devices for private labeling opportunities. The company achieves its mission through strategic partnerships with medical device companies looking to round out their portfolio offerings in spine, trauma and extremities.
The company provides a vertically integrated supply solution, including rapid access to country-specific regulatory clearances, Tyber said. The company possesses the ability to create total solutions, including instruments, sterile and non-sterile packaging, and ancillary sales support items as well as capture clinical outcome data.
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