TRUMPF manufactures and markets LED surgical lights, operating room tables, ceiling-mounted equipment management systems and patient transport solutions for health care facilities throughout America. Merle Johnson is with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance-known as CRDA, and he says there were various reasons for Charleston being the best destination for the companies’ North American headquarters.
“The workforce itself was a big proponent in finding just qualified people as well as the, ah, port. A lot of their material gets sent here to be assembled as well and it’s manufactured actually over in Europe. The number one reason was just the pro-business climate, not only the Charleston region, but the state as a whole. The state has what seems to be a blooming medical device cluster,” says Johnson.
Johnson says CRDA facilitated the expansion for TRUMPF.