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Heraeus Medical Components Opens New Campus

Friday, September 12, 2008 General News J E 4
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 12 Heraeus Medical Components, oneof the world's leading medical component manufacturers, will host a GrandOpening celebration for staff and community leaders on September 12, 2008, asit begins consolidation of five Minnesota facilities to a newly constructed,state-of-the art facility at 5030 Centerville Road, St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Heraeus Medical Components North American Campus will consist of threephases of construction. Phase I has recently been completed. This 60,000 sq.ft. high-efficiency structure includes 22,000 sq. ft. of ISO Class 8environmentally controlled manufacturing area where the company's wirecoiling, plastic injection molding and clean room assembly services will beperformed. Construction of Phase II will follow with an additional 50,000 sq.ft. manufacturing area which will include manufacturing of stamped metalhousings, precision machining, and wire forming, straightening and grindingservices. Phase III, an additional 50,000+ sq. ft. building, is planned forfuture growth.

"We are extremely excited to consolidate our five Minnesota manufacturingplants onto one campus. This not only brings our coworkers together in abeautiful setting but provides us the space to continue to grow the business,"states Mark Kempf, President of Heraeus Medical Components, Inc.

Heraeus Medical Components, Inc., currently employs 350 at two buildingsin Vadnais Heights and three buildings in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. The HeraeusMedical Components Senior Leadership Team strongly considered the commutes ofthese employees when selecting the 30-acre White Bear Township location. It isanticipated that upon completion of the strategic two-year consolidation plan,Heraeus Medical Components will be one of White Bear Township's largestemployers.

Heraeus Medical Components, Inc., fka Heraeus Vadnais, Inc., is one offour business locations making up the Medical Components Division of W. C.Heraeus GmbH. Other Medical Components Division facilities are located inGermany, Switzerland, and Puerto Rico. Heraeus Medical Components is a globaldeveloper and manufacturer of medical components and assemblies whose productsare used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For moreinformation, please visit: http://www.heraeus-mcd.com.

W. C. Heraeus, the largest business segment within the Heraeus group, is aprecious metals and technology company headquartered in Hanau, Germany.Heraeus is a global, private company with over 155 years of tradition. Ourbusinesses include precious metals, sensors, dental and medical products,quartz glass and specialty lighting sources. With product revenues of $4.4billion and precious metal trading revenues of $13 billion, as well as over11,000 employees in more than 100 companies worldwide, Heraeus holds a leadingposition in its global markets.

SOURCE Heraeus Medical Components, Inc.
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