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Orangeburg-based Zeus expands with new facility

Courtesy of Columbia Regional Business Report

Zeus, an Orangeburg-based global company specializing in advanced polymer solutions, commemorated the grand opening of its Minnesota facility Sept. 14. The state-of-the-art catheter manufacturing plant is expected to create more than 100 jobs around the city of Arden Hills.

“Establishing a presence in Minnesota will create opportunities for innovation and partnership with our current OEM and medical device customers. It will also open doors for new relationships,” Steve Peterson, Zeus president and CEO, said in a news release. “As we continue expanding globally, we are honored to now be part of this medically advanced region.”

Steve Peterson, president and CEO, Zeus; Jeff Kraus, COO, director of R&D for CathX Medical, a Zeus company; Nitin Matani (CFO, vice president of CathX Medical, a Zeus company); David Grant, mayor of Arden Hills; Suresh Sainath (general manager, CathX Medical); Ken Koen, director of extrusion, CathX Medical. (Photo/Provided by Zeus)

Steve Peterson, president and CEO, Zeus; Jeff Kraus, COO, director of R&D for CathX Medical, a Zeus company; Nitin Matani (CFO, vice president of CathX Medical, a Zeus company); David Grant, mayor of Arden Hills; Suresh Sainath (general manager, CathX Medical); Ken Koen, director of extrusion, CathX Medical. (Photo/Provided by Zeus)The 75,600-square-foot building will house CathX Medical, acquired by Zeus in 2021, the news release stated. The facility includes an advanced research and development lab and cleanroom equipped with the latest technologies to design, develop and validate new medical catheter prototypes. It also brings additional capabilities in-house to Zeus, including laser cutting, ablation and welding.

“This is an exciting time for Zeus as we expand how we collaborate with our industry partners and experts,” said Suresh Sainath, general manager of CathX Medical, a Zeus Company. “As we embark on our new journey, we are eager to support and connect with our new community while we continue relentlessly pursuing perfection in our products and processes.” 

As part of the celebration, Zeus also presented Children’s Minnesota with a $20,000 donation to support its efforts, ensuring every child receives care and access to innovative medical devices such as those produced by Zeus customers.

“Every day, our non-profit pediatric health care system sees the vital impact donations like this have on caring for our patient families. We are grateful for this generous gift,” Jennifer Soderholm, chief development officer and president of the Children’s Minnesota Foundation, said in the relese.

With more 55 years of experience in medical, aerospace, energy, automotive, fiber optics and other leading industries, Zeus’s mission is to provide solutions, enable innovation and enhance lives. The company employs more than 2,400 people worldwide with facilities in the South Carolina cities of Aiken, Columbia, Gaston, Orangeburg and St. Matthews, as well as Branchburg, N.J.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; San Jose, Calif; Arden Hills, Minn; Guangzhou, China; and Letterkenny, Ireland.

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