A leading medical manufacturer to open headquarters in Charleston region

A leading worldwide medical manufacturer is expanding its’ operations to Charleston and making the facility its’ national headquarters.
TRUMPF Medical Systems Incorporated is opening a new facility in the Charleston region in Berkeley County at Cainhoy Park. The new site will eventually open nearly 30 jobs for Berkeley County residents and there are plans to invest more than $5.8 million in the next three years.

TRUMPF manufactures and markets LED surgical lights, operating room tables, ceiling-mounted equipment management systems and patient transport solutions for health care facilities throughout America. Merle Johnson is with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance-known as CRDA, and he says there were various reasons for Charleston being the best destination for the companies’ North American headquarters.
“The workforce itself was a big proponent in finding just qualified people as well as the, ah, port. A lot of their material gets sent here to be assembled as well and it’s manufactured actually over in Europe. The number one reason was just the pro-business climate, not only the Charleston region, but the state as a whole. The state has what seems to be a blooming medical device cluster,” says Johnson.
Johnson says CRDA facilitated the expansion for TRUMPF.