B.Braun set to further expand Daytona Beach manufacturing plant: German medical products maker to invest $100 million, create another 100 jobs
DAYTONA BEACH — German medical products maker B.Braun has decided to further expand its manufacturing plant here but is waiting until this fall to formally announce it.
That isn’t stopping the company from making plans to celebrate and inviting the Daytona Beach City Commission to take part.
“If you have your calendars with you and could mark September the 12th, the entire B.Braun board will be here including their newly appointed chair, Anne Maria Braun,” Kent Sharples, president of the CEO Business Alliance told Daytona Beach commissioners at their meeting Wednesday.
“They’re (coming) because of their appreciative reception from the city and would like to entertain the entire city commission at lunch,” said Sharples, whose group of local private-sector business leaders was involved in recruiting B.Braun to come to Daytona Beach where it took over and is in the process of completing an initial 54,000-square-foot expansion the former Gambro manufacturing plant at 1845 Mason Ave. and last year opened a new 399,000-square-foot distribution center two miles to the north on Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The company’s capital investment in its facilities in Daytona Beach have totaled $250 million so far and was accompanied by a pledge to create at least 175 new jobs at its now-214,000-square-foot plant and 30 new jobs at its distribution center.