Baxter’s Hemodialysis Dialyzer Plant
Baxter International Inc. expanded its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Opelika, Ala., to help address the growing global demand for dialyzers, a critical component used in hemodialysis therapy (HD). Baxter invested nearly $300 million in the Opelika site to add 230,000 square feet and several production lines. The company currently employs around 170 people and anticipates hiring an additional 200 workers in 2016. The new employees will support the expansion and work with new productions lines, which are also slated to begin that year.
Baxter’s expansion in Opelika provides increased production of dialyzers, which are a critical component to the delivery of hemodialysis, a life-sustaining therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. As part of this project, D2N has been in charge of electrical supervision, installation and termination.