Onyx Medical Corp. Moves Into New Facility

Friday, March 18, 2011

Onyx Medical Corp., a privately held, Memphis-based manufacturer of medical devices, has moved into its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at 1800 Shelby Oaks Drive.

Founded in 1990 and owned by members of the Gilmore family, Onyx Medical manufactures precision implants and instruments that include screws, drill bits, fixation pins and guide-wires for the orthopedic industry.

The company’s new, purpose-built facility, designed by Belz Architecture, is 53,000 square feet and readily expandable up to 75,000 square feet.

“We’re thrilled to be in our new home, which was custom-designed and built to support the growing needs of our medical device customers and to reflect all that Onyx values as a company,” said Jodie Gilmore, Onyx Medical Corp. vice president of strategic business development.

The move happened less than one year after breaking ground.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the efforts put forth by our entire organization to achieve this successful outcome,” Gilmore said.

Onyx considered several options when determining how to best build for the future. The company said it’s committed to staying in Memphis because of its tremendous access to worldwide distribution and investment in support of the medical sciences.

The new facility and business expansion project, which has resulted in the creation of 15 new jobs to date, represents a $6.1 million total investment, including the building, land and capital equipment additions.

– Aisling Maki - Memphis Daily News