- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - State officials say medical implant manufacturer MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. plans to expand its operations in Shelby County, adding 171 jobs over the next five years.

Officials say MicroPort will invest $100 million over the next five years in product design, manufacturing capability, and training and education facilities at its Arlington location.

Company CEO Ted Davis says MicroPort plans to build a facility to educate new surgeon customers and sales team members.

MicroPort Orthopedics designs, develops, and manufactures hip and knee implant devices at its Arlington campus.

The company will begin hiring for new positions in coming months.

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