A Dec. 9 ribbon cutting is planned for a major expansion effort at Tyber Medical LLC in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV in Hanover Township, Northampton County.
The $8 million, 35,000-square-foot space is near the company’s existing location, which it moved to from Morristown, New Jersey in 2015, and will more than triple its office and manufacturing space.
Tyber Medical, a private label manufacturer of orthopedic and spinal implants, was founded in 2012. It moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2015, lured by a number of economic incentives from the state and what founder, Jeff Tyber, called the quality of life in the area.
“There’s a good quality of life here and a good mix of white collar and blue collar workers,” he said.
With the new facility, the company will hire about 30 new staffers. Tyber recently hired his 84th employee and hopes to be at 120 by the end of next year. “To give perspective, when we moved to Pennsylvania in 2015 we moved four positions from New Jersey.”
With the number of people Tyber is hiring and the specialized skills that will be needed, Tyber is tapping into funds offered by the stat, including $100,000 for training.
“A lot of the new equipment is state of the art automation. We’re introducing a lot of training and we’re taking a lot of help from the state for educating the workers,” he said.
While Tyber is moving most of its operations to the new facility, it will keep most of its space, about 8,000 square feet of the 12,000 available, at its original Lehigh Valley office,.
Most of the space will be used for regulatory work, advanced research and work with cells and bacteria, which makes up about 10 percent of the company’s workforce.