Manufacturer ramps up Dayton hiring with new strategy

Manufacturer ramps up Dayton hiring with new strategy

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Oct 19, 2016 – Tristan Navera

NuVasive Inc. is picking up the pace of hiring in Dayton, where it is developing a new manufacturing facility.

The medical manufacturing company needs to hire about 100 people between now and the end of the first quarter of 2017. And it is still seeking almost two thirds of the talent for the ramp-up of its new West Carrollton facility. For a company relatively new to the Dayton area, that has been a challenge, said Ruben Perez, NuVasive’s senior director of manufacturing.

“We started up the first few machines and we’re producing now,” Perez said. “As we get ready for 2017, we have an even more aggressive schedule. But we can see we’ve got a need for a lot of qualified folks and we need to get ahead of it.”

NuVasive — which makes spinal implants, fixation hardware and surgical instruments — is building a $45 million global manufacturing facility along Liberty Lane in West Carrollton, which will open in late 2017. The site will bring over 125 employees from its Fairborn site and also mean another 200 hires. The 180,000-square-foot site will be where it manufactures all of its implants, fixation hardware and surgical instruments.

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