Scapa Healthcare has inaugurated its new built-for-purpose medical device manufacturing facility in Hardin Valley Business Park. The 152,000-square-foot facility doubles Scapa Healthcare’s Knoxville footprint into a single site of operations, allowing for greater operational efficiency through proximity and scale. The new facility has already created employment opportunities in the region and is anticipated to add 100 new jobs in Knox County over the next five years.
“Manufacturing is one of the largest industries in this region in terms of employment and has benefitted from incredible growth over the past five years,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. “Scapa Healthcare is projecting a 20 percent increase in employment opportunities in Knox County.”
The new facility was strategically designed for efficient workflow and materials movement across the cleanroom, printing, packaging and warehouse departments. The layout creates ample development space to accommodate increasing demand for medical device manufacturing.
Joe Doherty, company president, said Scapa Healthcare has invested heavily in new capabilities. “We are committed to the Knox County community as we look forward to strengthening our partnerships with global customers.”
County Commissioners Carson Dailey, John Schoonmaker and Larsen Jay attended the ribbon-cutting, along with Rhonda Rice Clayton, COO of the Knoxville Chamber, and John Bradley, senior vice president of economic development for TVA.