Teleflex begins hiring surge

Teleflex Medical has begun hiring workers in an effort to grow from 550 to about 720 employees within two years, the The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area reports.

Teleflex has hired about 120 full-time employees in the past year and has doubled its temporary labor pool to approximately 120 since last July, says Teleflex's Lisa Huffman. There has been no particular surge in demand for the heart catheters and other devices assembled and distributed by the company in Asheboro, Huffman said. But the level of confidence in the stability of at least the healthcare sector, if not the economy as a whole, has given the company confidence to go ahead and increase capacity.

The report comes roughly a month after the company announced a worldwide voluntary recall affecting certain lot numbers of the AQUA+FLEX hygroscopic condenser humidifier, catalog number 1570.  It had received complaints that the 22 cm connector on the flex tube may not fit securely within the endotracheal tube connector, an FDA statement notes. This may result in the product becoming disconnected from the patient ET tube.

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