SIGVARIS Celebrates Grand Opening of North American Expansion
SIGVARIS, the global leader in graduated compression, continues its mission to improve the health of legs worldwide by celebrating the grand opening of its expansion for its North American headquarters. To celebrate, SIGVARIS held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 29 at 4 p.m. to mark the occasion.
Participants of the ceremony included local city officials, SIGVARIS employees and members of the founding family.
The state-of-the-art expansion includes 40,000 square feet of additional office, manufacturing and warehouse space. The expansion will create more than 70 new jobs over the next 10 years. In fact, in 2017, SIGVARIS has already hired 18 new employees.
The expansion also includes an official SIGVARIS store, which will celebrate its grand opening in April. The store will allow those in the community to purchase graduated compression hosiery and socks directly from the manufacturer. SIGVARIS also celebrated the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Holland, Mich. this week as well.
“We are proud to support the local community with both new jobs and products that are made locally that help promote health and wellness. This expansion will allow SIGVARIS to continue to make strides as a global leader in innovation for the compression market in North America,” says Scot Dubé, president and CEO for SIGVARIS North America.
SIGVARIS partnered with Peachtree City based Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc. to complete the expansion and renovation project in Peachtree City. SIGVARIS has been part of the Peachtree City community since 1997.
SIGVARIS is a family-owned Swiss business that has been around for more than 150 years. Today, more than 90 percent of the graduated compression products bought and sold in North America are manufactured in Peachtree City, Ga. and in Holland, Mich.
What is Graduated Compression?
SIGVARIS’ circular knit graduated compression products are constructed to be tightest at the ankle and decrease in pressure going up the legs, improving circulation and providing relief for tired, achy legs. They also help with the treatment and prevention of varicose veins and other venous disorders. SIGVARIS hosiery and socks are available in a variety of fabrics and styles. SIGVARIS also manufactures inelastic compression wraps for those with lymphedema and wound care needs.
SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery, socks and inelastic compression garments. With distribution in more than 70 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders, lymphedema and wound care Our U.S. manufacturing plants are in Peachtree City, Ga. and Holland, Mich. The company is more than 150 years old. For more information, please visit www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS is a registered trademark of SIGVARIS AG, CH-9014 St. Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries, worldwide.