Medical manufacturer will expand W-S facility, add jobs

Medical manufacturer will expand W-S facility, add jobs

Gov. Mike Easley announced recently that Charter Medical Ltd., a medical manufacturing company, will expand its Winston-Salem plant, creating 50 jobs and a $600,000 investment. Charter is consolidating the operations of its Lakewood, N.J., facility with its existing operations in Forsyth County.

“North Carolina’s competitive edge is our willingness to invest in our workforce even during tough economic times,” said Easley. “While other states are having to cut back, North Carolina is continuing to make great investments that will pay tremendous dividends and bring a much-needed boost to the state’s job market and tax base.”

Charter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lydall Inc., is a manufacturer of specialty products designed to manage vital fluids in the blood and biopharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Manchester, Conn., the company has 11 operations in the U.S., including two in North Carolina. The company has manufacturing locations in Germany, France, Japan and Singapore and employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide.

“We are delighted to announce our expansion in North Carolina today,” said Kevin Lynch, president of Lydall’ s Filtration/Separation Group. “This is an expression of our ongoing commitment to this community, and is consistent with Winston-Salem’s desire to support businesses focused on the life-sciences industries.”

Charter currently has 72 employees working at its Winston-Salem plant. Construction on the plant will begin immediately.

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