BD Breaks Ground on $60M Expansion of Nebraska Manufacturing Facility
On October 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of BD’s newest facility in Columbus, NE.
BD has been proud to be a part of the Columbus, Nebraska community for nearly 70 years. In that time, the company has built two major manufacturing plants in Columbus and two additional plants in Holdrege and Broken Bow, with nearly 2,900 employees across the state.
BD is now committed to expanding and upgrading its manufacturing facility in Columbus-East, with an investment of $60 million. That is only part of its commitment to modernizing its Nebraska manufacturing operations in the future.
The 69,000-square-foot expansion will transform the Columbus-East facility into the flagship plastic injection molding manufacturing facility for BD, and it will become one of the largest and most sophisticated plastic molding plants in the world. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.
In addition to BD leaders and representatives of the company’s Columbus, Nebraska community, Governor Pete Ricketts, Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley, Council Member John Lohr were also present and addressed those in attendance.