Wolf Administration Celebrates Opening of Tyber Medical’s Newly Expanded Manufacturing Facility
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin attended a ribbon cutting celebration for the official opening of Tyber Medical’s 35,000 square foot expansion facility, which will bring 44 new, full-time positions to Lehigh County. Secretary Davin was joined by Tyber employees, Tyber CEO and President Jeff Tyber, and local officials.
“Tyber has made a significant impact on the Lehigh Valley area’s manufacturing industry over the past four years,” said Secretary Davin. “This expansion is a testament to their success and shows a commitment to continue bringing opportunity to Pennsylvanians in the surrounding community.”
The company invested $3.8 million into the expansion, with the latest facility offering manufacturing and office space for Tyber’s current workforce of 86 high-paying, technical and professional personnel. The additional space and job growth will allow for Tyber to further address the orthopedic industry’s need for rapid access to FDA-cleared and CE-marked implants in the spine, extremity, and trauma markets. Focused on rapid commercialization and bioengineering technology, Tyber has released 18 spine and 33 trauma/extremity systems since its founding in 2012.
“From day one, Governor Wolf, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Northampton County have been very supportive in providing funding assistance, job creation, and training grants to fuel our rapid growth,” said Tyber Medical CEO and President Jeff Tyber. “Since relocating to Pennsylvania, we’ve more than doubled our workforce. Providing opportunity for so many Lehigh Valley families is extremely satisfying, and we couldn’t have realized this growth without such outstanding support.”
Tyber Medical received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the expansion project. The proposal includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $132,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $37,400 in funding to assist with workforce training. The company also was encouraged to apply for a $400,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
“The expansion of Tyber Medial is a great representation of the Lehigh Valley’s new economy and the economic development partnership between the region and state,” said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. “Tyber came here four years ago as an entrepreneurial startup in the life sciences with innovative ideas in medical device design. We now celebrate Tyber’s growth into manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley with $8 million of new investment and the creation of 30 new good jobs.”
The completed expansion builds on the continued success of the company’s original relocation to Pennsylvania from New Jersey in 2015, a project also supported by the Governor’s Action Team. Tyber Medical has been a significant contributor to manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley, and this project ensures that the company remains in Pennsylvania for the foreseeable future.
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
Casey Smith, DCED, 717.783.1132