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Columbus, Ohio (December 7, 2022) — Safecor Health, LLC, a national leader in unit dose drug packaging services for hospitals, long-term care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and digital health companies has announced plans to expand its Columbus headquarters, investing ~$4.0 million. With this investment, the company will create 100 new full-time administrative, production and sales positions, with hiring to begin in Q1 2023 pending state and local approvals.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Safecor Health opened its current headquarters in 2011. The company currently occupies a nearly 50,000-square-foot building at 4060 Business Park Drive and will be expanding with an adjacent second facility at 4000 Business Park Drive. Following the expansion, the company’s total footprint in the area will be approximately 100,000 square feet. The company plans to shift significant production operations to its second facility, streamlining processes to create efficiencies, and hiring new talent to support growth. The company is investing in building costs, new machinery and equipment, training programs and IT services.
“Since moving into our Columbus headquarters in 2011, Safecor has experienced tremendous growth made possible by doubling the size of our current facility and investing in our employees and key systems. Those investments have provided the infrastructure needed to dramatically expand our customer relationships over the past 11 years,” said Sean Henderson, chief financial officer of Safecor. “Our latest expansion is critical to meeting the demands of a strong and growing market for packaging services. We’re excited to expand our local footprint and national capabilities.”
Safecor provides more than 1,000 hospitals and pharmacies nationwide with a safe and reliable system for repackaging non-sterile unit-dose products. The company also has a growing portfolio of commercial medications available for purchase through wholesalers and provides contract packaging services for drug manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, wholesalers, telehealth and direct-to-consumer companies. The company currently has ~175 full-time employees in Columbus and plans to increase its headcount by more than 50% with this latest investment.
“Safecor’s operations in the Columbus Region support the U.S. healthcare industry, highlighting the national impact on our local community,” said Andrew J. Ginther, mayor of Columbus. “The Region’s growing digital health ecosystem of innovative employers, top universities and world-class hospitals provide the perfect environment for companies like Safecor to thrive.”
From medical breakthroughs to cutting-edge technology, the Region has one of the most dynamic healthcare and life science industries in the country. In the past five years, the Columbus Region has granted over 8,700 degrees in biology, biomedical science, chemistry and pharmacy, and The Ohio State University ranks among the top colleges nationally in Biological and Biomedical Science and Engineering – all contributing to a highly-educated and trained talent pool. The City of Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,323,807 residents.
“Since its founding in Ohio nearly 15 years ago, Safecor Health’s pharmaceutical packaging and repackaging services have improved patient safety and efficiencies for hospitals and pharmacies across the country,” said JobsOhio president and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “Safecor will bring more capacity to innovate and meet growing demand while nearly doubling its Columbus workforce with the addition of 100 new jobs.”
About Safecor Health
Founded in 2008, Safecor Health is the national leader committed to providing unit dose drug packaging services for hospitals, long term care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and retail and digital health companies. The Company also markets a rapidly growing line of commercial unit dose products for use in institutions. Today, Safecor Health services over 1,000 hospitals across the country and repackages for more than 75% of the U. S. News & World Report “Honor Roll” Hospitals. The Company has a track record of quality and for delivering significant cost savings to hospital
and health systems. Operating out of two state-of-the-art packaging centers, the Safecor Health team has deep expertise in pharmaceutical packaging, pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain, and healthcare information technology. Safecor Health is a portfolio company of Vesey Street Capital Partners, LLC (“VSCP”), a New York-based middle-market health care services private equity firm. For more information, please visit www.safecorhealth.com.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 921,605 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is nationally known for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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