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Pharmaceutical Company To Expand Operations

January 19, 2007

The U.S. pharmaceutical company Hospira Inc. announced last week it plans to invest $9 million to expand its operation in Costa Rica and create 200 new jobs. These new employees will join the 2,000 people working in manufacturing, quality control and support for the company that produces medical products at its plant in Heredia, north of San José.

“We are very happy with the results we’ve achieved through our operations as well as with our employees’ production, and both factors have driven the continued growth of operation,” said Jonathan Waldron, Hospira Latin America operations director, according to the statement.

Hospira is based in the U.S. city of Chicago and has been producing medical products for the past 70 years. The company employs about 13,000 people in 14 plants around the world.

 

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