State and local officials will Thursday join executives from Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) to mark the opening of the company’s new manufacturing facility in Westfield. The medical device maker announced plans in 2019 to invest more than $37 million to build the plant and create 450 jobs by 2024.
The 120,000-square-foot facility in the NorthPoint Industrial Park in the Hamilton County city will serve as a production site for Abbott’s Structural Heart business. The plant will be used to produce the company’s MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair system.
Abbott also has a plant in California that makes the same device and says the Westfield facility will allow it to better serve customers around the world.
Governor Eric Holcomb and Westfield Mayor Andy Cook will be on hand for the grand opening ceremony, which is scheduled for 1 p.m.