Scapa Healthcare has started construction for its new built-for-purpose medical device manufacturing facility in Knox County, Tenn.
The new facility will be 152,000 sq. ft and will double the company’s footprint in the Knoxville, Tenn. area and will integrate the three existing buildings in Knoxville into a single operations site. Scapa Healthcare says that integrating all of the buildings will help create better operational efficiency through proximity and scale. The new facility is also designed to improve workflow and materials movement across the cleanroom, printing, packaging and warehouse departments.
Scapa Healthcare is a provider of skin-friendly adhesives. Its market segments include advanced wound care, consumer wellness and wearable medical devices.
“Scapa Healthcare is significantly committed to the region, strengthening growth and job creation within the community,” Joe Davin, president of Scapa Healthcare, said. “We are excited to bring all of our Knoxville operations together under one roof to meet increased market demand and to continue providing our customers with innovative solutions for the medical device market.”
Scapa Healthcare’s new facility is located six miles from its other Knoxville facility and is expected to increase the company’s employment in the area by 20%.