Medical Device Firm Adding 225 Jobs To Arkansas Facility

Oct 15, 2015

A medical device company is expanding its manufacturing facility in north Arkansas and says it will be adding 225 jobs during the next five years.

Baxter International Inc. announced Thursday it is expanding its Mountain Home facility, which has been in operation since 1964. The current plant is 55,000 square feet and employs about 1,000 people.

Baxter provides renal and hospital products, including dialysis, anesthetics and pharmacy automation. Baxter Vice President for Operations Tony Johnson said the expansion will help the company increase production of components for disposable medical devices.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state economic development officials joined the company to announce the expansion in Mountain Home.