W. L. Gore & Associates Announces Land Purchase in Phoenix Area

Creative therapeutic solutions leader builds for future with 40-acre purchase

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –August 3, 2007—W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that it will expand its Medical Products Division’s operations in Arizona after completing the purchase today of approximately 40 acres of land in North Phoenix The expansion will allow Gore to continue to grow its medical business in response to world wide demand for its creative therapeutic solutions. 

“Gore is building for the future. This location allows us to expand our operations in the Phoenix area’s vibrant job market while taking advantage of the depth of experience we have in Flagstaff,” said John Sininger, Divisional Leader.

The parcel is located about a mile southeast of the Carefree Highway /I-17 interchange. Work will begin with street improvements agreed upon with the City of Phoenix, and be followed by the staged development of two buildings at the south end of the parcel. The site is within the North Gateway Village Core, an area anticipated to become a major commercial hub for North Phoenix.

In the Phoenix area, Gore currently occupies office space in Tempe and has leased facilities near Happy Valley Road.

Gore’s Medical Products Division is the largest private employer in Flagstaff, where the division has been headquartered for nearly 30 years.

About W. L. Gore & Associates

The Gore Medical Products Division has provided creative therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems for three decades. During that time, more than 23 million innovative Gore Medical Devices have been implanted, saving and improving the quality of lives worldwide. The extensive Gore Medical family of products includes vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes for hernia repair and sutures for use in vascular, cardiac and general surgery. Gore was recently named the tenth best company to work for in America by FORTUNE magazine. http://www.goremedical.com/

For information, contact:
Laura Brain
W. L. Gore & Associates