Arthrex Breaks Ground for New Surgical Device Manufacturing Facility Near Ave Maria, FL
marked yet another milestone in the company’s history with a groundbreaking
ceremony on April 16, 2012 to kick off construction for Arthrex Manufacturing
East (AMIE) near Ave Maria, FL. The
support for Arthrex was overwhelming as more than 180 community and government
leaders attended the event.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, several leaders spoke in support of Arthrex and the company’s expansion plans, including Florida Governor Rick Scott, State Representative and Incoming Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Will Weatherford, Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta, and Blake Gable, President of Barron Collier Companies. State Representatives Matt Hudson and Kathleen Passidomo and Collier County Commissioners Fred Coyle, Donna Fiala and Tom Henning were also in attendance.
The tone of the event was very positive and upbeat. It was exciting to see the local Naples community embrace Arthrex and better understand the company’s mission and impact as a leading employer, healthcare technology innovator and magnet for medical education tourism. Arthrex is proud to be contributing to the economic future of Ave Maria and eastern Collier County.
“Thank you, Reinhold. You could have done this anywhere – you did it in Southwest Florida.” -Florida Governor Rick Scott
“You embody the American dream. Thank you making Naples and Ave Maria the site of your American dream.” -Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta to Reinhold Schmieding