Welch Allyn Head: Skaneateles Falls-based Company Here to Stay, Could Add Jobs in Future

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Source: WOC Journal

SKANEATELES — With 80 percent of its research-and-development team based in Skaneateles Falls, Hill-Rom has no plans to remove any of Welch Allyn's operations from the community in which the company has existed for more than a century.

In fact, with Hill-Rom's $2 billion acquisition of Welch Allyn last year aimed at the growth of both leading medical technology companies, Welch Allyn could someday see more jobs added to its Skaneateles Falls manufacturing facility.

Alton Shader, named president of Welch Allyn Holdings Inc. in August ahead of the September completion of the transition, delivered that news to a room of Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce members at the Skaneateles Country Club Wednesday during the organization's bimonthly luncheon meeting.

"There are things we do in Skaneateles that are the best in the world," Shader said, noting Hill-Rom operates 20 plants around the country and the world. "There are very few as big as Welch Allyn. There are very few as well as Welch Allyn."

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