- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) - Medical equipment maker Becton Dickinson and Co. is planning to invest $100 million in its syringe plant in Holdrege, Nebraska.

The New Jersey-based company says it wants to increase production of its syringes for insulin.

The money will be used to update manufacturing equipment and technology at the Holdrege plant.

Roughly 650 people work at the Holdrege plant, which makes 20 different BD products. The company is the biggest employer in Phelps County.

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