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CareFusion medical device firm shutters Totowa plant, lays off 390 employees

Medical device and technology company CareFusion will close its Totowa manufacturing plant and lay off 390 employees, consolidating the location into an existing facility in Mexico, the company confirmed today.

San Diego, Calif.-based CareFusion took over the plant from GE Healthcare when it acquired that company’s Vital Signs division, said CareFusion spokesman Troy Kirkpatrick. Affected employees were notified in April, he said. Layoffs will take effect Aug. 8, according to a notice on the state Department of Labor website.

Operations at the Passaic County plant, which manufactures disposable medical products, will be consolidated into the company’s facility in Mexicali, Mexico, Kirkpatrick said.

CareFusion, which makes intravenous pumps and ventilators, has 15,000 employees in 20 countries worldwide with sales of $3.55 billion. Late last year, the company bought Vital Signs, a respiratory care and anesthesiology products maker, for $500 million.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President of Ortho Sales Partners and Partner for The De Angelis Group. He also serves as Co-Founder and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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