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Global medical firm bringing 200 jobs to Park Place

June 13th, 2019 development
Global medical firm bringing 200 jobs to Park Place
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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE, Staff Writer

A new medical business center at Park Place will bring 200 new jobs to the Chandler area in the fall.

The 40,000-square-foot facility will house administrative services for Fresenius Medical Care North America, a national provider of kidney care products, services and treatment options for people living with kidney failure.

In addition to the company’s 60 other centers in Arizona, Fresenius also has its regional headquarters in Chandler.

Fresenius is an international company whose roots date back to the foundation of a pharmacy in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1462.

It boasts of serving 325,000 renal patients through 3,800 dialysis clinics. “At the same time, we operate more than 40 production sites on all continents, to provide dialysis products such as dialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposables,” the company says on its website. It is the largest company in the world that makes products and provides services for dialysis patients.

Company spokesman Brad Puffer said the $6 million investment in the corporation’s newest Chandler-based center is ideal for its employees due to its location at the intersection of Loop 101 and Loop 202.

“We wanted to minimize the impact on the commute for our current employees while also creating the opportunity to attract additional qualified job applicants from the central and west valley areas,” said Puffer.

The company has not yet released what positions will be available or when such openings will be announced.

However, new employees can look forward to a central courtyard area between buildings that is shared building residents and an outdoor patio dedicated to employees only.

Fresenius has more than sixty centers in Arizona, but chose Chandler to open yet another because the city has been a “great partner” and “supportive” of the company.

CEO Bill Valle said he is “excited” to expand the company’s presence in Chandler.

“We have made a strong commitment in Arizona to support individuals living with kidney failure with the highest quality care. This business center will further our mission to improve the lives of all our patients and help us offer the best options for treatment available including access to home dialysis,” Valle said.

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke said the opportunity to have yet another large corporation settle into the area is promising for the community. He added he is thankful for their investment in Chandler.

“Fresenius Medical Care joins an impressive roster of employers expanding in [the] Price Corridor. This area offers a central location and access to a talented workforce,” said Hartke.

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