Medical device manufacturer to invest $10.5 million, create 40 jobs in Shelby County 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Engineered Medical Systems, LLC (EMS) officials announced today that the medical device manufacturer will expand in Bartlett.

EMS plans to invest $10.5 million and create 40 new jobs in Shelby County.

“Tennessee is one of the nation’s leaders in medical equipment manufacturing,” Rolfe said. “Last year alone, Tennessee companies exported more than $3.3 billion in medical equipment and supplies. EMS is an important part of this dynamic industry in Tennessee. I’d like to thank EMS for expanding in Bartlett by investing $10.5 million and creating 40 high quality job opportunities that will boost household incomes and benefit the residents of Shelby County.”

Founded in 2003, Bartlett-based EMS manufactures surgical instruments, implants and specialty medical devices.

“EMS has developed tremendous partnerships with world leading biomedical OEMs,” EMS President and CEO Ben Smith said. “We have built an extraordinary team of managers, engineers and machinists that have enabled us to respond to the challenging demands of our industry. Our Bartlett facility has been foundational for housing our operations over the past 15 years. We look forward to expanding our footprint in Bartlett and leveraging our capabilities and service offerings in the dynamic biomedical market.”

EMS will expand its existing facility by adding approximately 57,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. The company currently operates a 40,000-square-foot facility at 3325 Appling Road in Bartlett. Construction is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2018. 

Bartlett and Shelby County are represented by Sen. Mark Norris (R – Collierville), Sen. Brian Kelsey (R – Germantown), Sen. Lee Harris (D – Memphis), Sen. Sara Kyle (D – Memphis), Sen. Reginald Tate (D – Memphis), Rep. Jim Coley (R – Bartlett), Rep. Ron Lollar (R – Bartlett), Rep. Kevin Vaughan (R – Collierville), Rep. Mark White (R – Memphis), Rep. Raumesh Akbari (D – Memphis), Rep. Karen Camper (D – Memphis), Rep. Barbara Cooper (D – Memphis), Rep. John DeBerry (D – Memphis), Rep. G.A. Hardaway (D – Memphis), Rep. Larry Miller (D – Memphis), Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D – Memphis), Rep. Dwayne Thompson (D – Cordova), Rep. Joe Towns (D – Memphis) and Rep. Johnnie Turner (D – Memphis) in the Tennessee General Assembly. 

Charles Stanford, CFO
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(901) 334-4652

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