DENTSPLY International Inc. (XRAY) Consolidating Facilities in Manatee, Creating More Jobs  
3/15/2012 9:35:42 AM

Dental products manufacturer DENTSPLY Raintree Essix Glenroe is consolidating its operations into one facility in Manatee County, a move that is expected to create 48 new jobs this year. The company, publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, will consolidate operations from two Bradenton facilities and one located in Baldwin, Ga. into a new location, formerly known as the Hi-Stat Building, at 7290 26th Court E. in south Manatee County. DENTSPLY is filling positions now, although the consolidation will not be complete until August, according to Sharon Hillstrom, president of the Manatee Economic Development Corp. The Manatee County commissioners approved $48,000 in performance-based incentives, and the state contributed $288,000 to accelerate the company’s local hiring. DENTSPLY also qualified for expedited permitting.