Medical products

Growing medical device maker with 110 new jobs in Houston County

Mark Fellows, vice president of GRI-APS, said the additional 110 jobs in Houston County will increase over the next 90 days.

“These growth plans for Global Resources International and Advanced Product Solutions represent a significant development for the Wiregrass region,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“This expansion will enhance domestic production of much-needed products for Alabama and nationwide customers, while strengthening GRI-APS’ presence in Wiregrass.”


In a joint statement, Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba and Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver praised GRI-APS’ continued investment and said they are “incredible examples of partners community trade”.

Columbia Mayor Cas Haddock said the GRI-APS project is a “breath of fresh air” for the Houston County community of 800.

“We are grateful that they chose Columbia, Alabama for this sophisticated operation,” he added.

GRI, headquartered in Flowery Branch, Georgia, is a privately held manufacturing and supply company specializing in the design, manufacture, sterilization and distribution of products for the healthcare, medical and medical markets. industry and animal care.

A long-standing GRI affiliate, based in Ashland, Alabama Eastern Technologies Inc.. produces protective equipment for workers in industries such as nuclear power, chemicals and defence. (Learn more about ETI’s efforts at the start of the pandemic.)

A broad partnership of state and local agencies supported the project. At the state level, these include the governor’s office; the Alabama Department of Commerce; AIDT, the state’s main workforce development agency; and Southeastern Alabama works.

The City of Dothan, Houston County Commission, City of Columbia, Dothan Industrial Development Council, and Dothan Chamber/Grow Dothan Development Team also supported the project, as did Dothan Utilities, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority. and Southeast Gas.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean