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Raynham, MA — March 9, 2016 —DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, a global leader in orthopaedic and neurological solutions, today announced its manufacturing facility in Raynham, MA has been named a recipient of IndustryWeek’s 2015 North America Best Plants Award.

The award recognizes world-class facilities in North America that perform with excellence in the areas of quality, employee engagement, operational excellence, new product introductions, customer satisfaction and financial performance.

“This recognition is a tribute to our associates and their dedicated efforts each and every day to serve our customers,” said Sean Sullivan, Plant Manager, DePuy Synthes Raynham. “It is their relentless pursuit of continuous improvement that has enabled us to receive this honor, but more importantly, has allowed us to better meet the needs of our customers and continue to be a great place to work.”

The site is responsible for manufacturing Class II and Class III knee implants, such as the PFC SIGMA Knee System®, as well as various neurovascular and neurosurgery devices for Codman Neuro, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. The site also played an integral role in the design, development and manufacture of the ATTUNE Knee System®, one of the largest product launches in the company’s history. More than 1,500 employees work in the Raynham facility.

The plant will be profiled in the April/May issue of IndustryWeek Magazine and a “Best Plants” trophy will be presented to the company at the 2016 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo in May.

“The recognition of our Raynham plant’s accomplishments by IndustryWeek is a gratifying acknowledgement of Depuy Synthes investments in continuous improvement and innovation, as well as the quality of our employees and work environment,” said James Winters, Vice President, Worldwide Joints Manufacturing. “These are the factors that help us maintain our position as a global leader in orthopaedic and neurological solutions.”

About IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Competition

Established in 1990, the IndustryWeek Best Plants awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. Its further goal is to encourage other manufacturing managers and work teams to emulate the honorees by adopting world-class practices, technologies, and improvement strategies. For additional information, visit .

About DePuy Synthes

DePuy Synthes Companies provides the most comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological solutions in the world. The company offers an unparalleled breadth of products, services, programs and research and development capabilities. DePuy Synthes Companies’ solutions in the specialties of joint reconstruction, trauma, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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