Date: August 15, 2011
Source: Daniels Sharpsmart Inc.
Daniels Sharpsmart, an Australian company that pioneered disposal techniques for hypodermic needles and bills itself as the world's largest provider of reusable systems for sharps disposal, is opening a new 22,089-square-foot facility in Sturtevant, WI. "By having a facility in Sturtevant, Wis., we'll be able to better serve our clients in the Midwest region and to continue our growth to meet regional market demands," said David Skinner, Vice President of Daniels. The facility will employ about 25 people initially which will grow to 50 once it reaches full capacity.
August 15, 2011
Daniels Sharpsmart Expands U.S. Presence With New Facility in Midwest
Daniels Sharpsmart Provides New Options for Medical Waste Disposal
Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., the world's largest provider of reusable systems for sharps disposal and the second largest company in the medical waste disposal industry in the United States, will be celebrating the launch of their new facility at 1340 Grandview Parkway in Sturtevant, Wis. with a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, August 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony with Dan Daniels, founder of Daniels Sharpsmart, and Markus Koch, CEO of Daniels Sharpsmart, making the trip from the company's headquarters in Australia. Senator Van Wanggard, Racine County Exective James A. Ladwig, members of the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce (RAMAC) and local officials will also be present for the grand opening.
"By having a facility in Sturtevant, Wis., we'll be able to better serve our clients in the Midwest region and to continue our growth to meet regional market demands," said David Skinner, Vice President of Daniels. "We're looking forward to providing a safe, cost-effective and eco-friendly option for sharps and medical waste disposal for our clients in the region."
In addition to making healthcare safer and greener in the Midwest region, the facility is expected to have a positive impact on the local economy of Sturtevant, Wis. The 22,089 square-foot facility will initially employ up to 25 employees ranging from plant manager, assistant plant manager and administrative support roles to production, plant workers and truck drivers. At full capacity the facility is expected to expand to employing more than 50 employees.
Daniels Sharpsmart is committed to developing safe, environmentally friendly products and services for healthcare workers to reduce risk for healthcare organizations. Their products and systems have been developed with extensive input and advice from healthcare workers around the world, including clinicians, safety and health personnel, infection control, health managers and environmental service staff. Their North American headquarters is located in Chicago, Ill. while the worldwide headquarters is located in Melbourne, Australia.
About Daniels Sharpsmart
Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., is the world's largest provider of reusable systems for sharps disposal and the second largest company in the United States medical waste disposal industry. The Sharpsmart system was launched in 1999 and is the most widely researched sharps containment system in the world, the only system to have peer-reviewed confirmation of sharps injury reduction and the only system in which all container models meet the tests required by the European Agreement (AFG) on Transport of Dangerous Goods. The company's innovative Sharpsmart system is used in health care facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. For more information, please visit danielsinternational.com.