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Varian Medical Systems to Expand, Add 1,000 New Utah Jobs

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January 10, 2014

Salt Lake City – Varian Medical Systems, along with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, announced today that Varian is expanding its existing Salt Lake City operation, a move that Varian estimates will lead to the creation of 1,000 new full-time jobs over the coming 15 years. 

“Utah has a world class medical community of developers and service deliverers,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “The continued expansion of Varian Medical here will help to elevate Utah’s recognition around the world as a leader in R&D and manufacturing of medical products.” 

Varian is a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy and brachytherapy. Varian is also a supplier of X-ray tubes and digital image detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific and industrial applications. It also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. 
 
“Varian’s X-ray technology manufacturing operations have been part of the Utah economy since the early 1940s,” said Dow Wilson, Varian’s CEO. “Today, some 70 percent of the orders for our X-ray products come from customers outside the U.S., making us one of Utah’s largest exporters. Utah has proven to be an excellent place to operate our business. Here we’re able to find the engineering and technical talent that we need to fulfill our mission of making world-class medical products that are used to save lives around the world. We appreciate the support of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as we scale our operations to meet a growing demand for our products.”

Salt Lake City is the headquarters for Varian’s X-ray products manufacturing operation. The expansion of the Utah facility will add 120,000 square feet to the existing 341,000 square-foot building.

The expansion will add additional space for Varian’s flat panel image detector and X-ray tube product lines, while permitting the company to add new products, pursue new business and increase capacity. The capital outlay will include cleanrooms, R&D laboratories, expanded manufacturing space and administrative offices. The expansion will include a facility that will enable the company to perform a panel production process in-house that is currently being outsourced. 

“We congratulate Varian Medical on the expansion of their Utah operations,” said Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Utah’s business-friendly environment allows us to support the continued expansion of existing companies, giving Utah companies a reason to expand and grow here.”

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