Exsurco Medical and Bettcher Industries Expand in Erie County

Exsurco Medical and Bettcher Industries Expand in Erie County

52 new jobs to be added to county over the next several years

CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 9, 2017 – Exsurco Medical, a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, will be expanding in Erie county. The company, having recently registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer, launched the Amalgatome® SD, a new wound debridement and skin grafting medical device designed for use in burn and trauma centers. The launch of this new product and other innovative devices, as well as expanded operations of the parent company, will add fifty-two new positions in Erie county over the next several years

“Our mssion at Exsurco is to develop and commercialize new technologies that advance the healing power of skin and help improve patient outcomes,” said Exsurco General Manager Sara Ann MacKinlay. “The local support for our company and strategic growth plans has been vital to our success.”

The support of the Erie County Economic Development Corporation, JobsOhio and Team NEO helped make this deal possible, including a JobsOhio training grant to train new hires.

“Exsurco continues to improve medical devices essential for saving and extending lives,” said JobsoOhio Biohealth Director Severina Kraner. “This investment will bring 52 more jobs to Birmingham, where important work is being done to provide this life-saving technology to medical facilities throughout the country.”

“Exsurco and its parent company have been a huge asset to our community and the regional economy,” said Abbey Bemis, Executive Director, Erie County Economic Development Corporation. “We are pleased to be a part of their continued innovation and success.”

In recognition of the innovative company, Exsurco Medical was awarded the 2017 “Entrepreneur of the Year” award last night at Erie County Economic Development Corporation’s annual meeting.

 About Exsurco Medical

Exsurco Medical, Inc. is a leading-edge device manufacturer of products for tissue bank and healthcare professionals. Committed to advancing excision science, Exsurco Medical, Inc. manufactures devices to help professionals improve the lives of patients in need of the healing power of skin. Based in Wakeman, Ohio, (about 40 miles west of Cleveland) Exsurco Medical, Inc. houses all production and operations at this location. Vertically integrated and equipped with a Class 7 cleanroom for assembly and packaging, the facility allows for all warehousing of finished goods and corporate offices to service all customers at one site. The company is a 100% ESOP (Employee Owned Company) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc with global reach in over 70 countries. Exsurco Medical, Inc. is an ISO 13485 certified company and a FDA registered medical device company. https://exsurco.com/

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobs-ohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact.  In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region. For more information, visit www.clevelandplus.com.

About Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC)

ECEDC is a private non-profit established in 1987 by forward thinking citizens to act as the lead economic development organization for Erie County, Ohio.  Our responsibilities include providing value added, confidential assistance to business & industry, realtors, builders and local communities. In an effort to maintain and improve the economic base, ECEDC helps individuals and businesses to start, stay, and grow in Erie County.  Visit www.eriecountyedc.org or follow us on Facebook.