New company, jobs coming to Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL - In a strong show of partnership, the City of Montgomery, the Montgomery County Commission, the Montgomery Industrial Development Board and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce stood together in welcoming a new corporate headquarters, Hausted Patient Handling Systems LLC, to Montgomery's growing business base.

Hausted will join Montgomery's growing medical and pharmaceutical base, creating 45 new jobs and positioning the company, and the community, for significant growth.

The company has acquired the Hausted Patient Handling business from Montgomery manufacturer STERIS Corporation. Hausted's 50,000-square-foot facility will be located in Gunter Industrial Park.

Effective Sunday May 16, individuals may apply for employment opportunities with Hausted Patient Handling Systems at .

Mayor Todd Strange stressed that the company's decision to stay in Montgomery was not a "done deal." "This company could have gone anywhere in the country, and was being recruited by other communities, but through the proactive efforts of the Chamber in partnership with the County Commission and the City of Montgomery along with the Industrial Development Board, we have added another jewel in our crown," said Mayor Strange.

"Corporate headquarters have been and continue to be an important component of our strategy to grow jobs in Montgomery," said Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean.  "These companies provide solid jobs and grow the corporate base of our community, which is so critical to enriching the quality of life for our citizens," said Dean.

According to Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce President Randy George, "Business and industrial prospect activity has been on the rise in Montgomery over the past six months, even in a challenging economy. That tells us that company officials and site selection consultants have Montgomery on their radar because of the exciting things taking place in our community.  Now we are working hard to make sure those prospects turn into projects," said George.

Montgomery's medical/pharmaceutical corporate sector has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. Other companies include STERIS Corporation, Kowa Pharmaceuticals, HospiScript, Turenne PharMedco, and Medical Place.

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