Aspen Surgical Puerto Rico to expand operations in US territory

A disposable surgical supplies company is investing more than $3 million to expand its operations in Puerto Rico.

Aspen Surgical Puerto Rico said Wednesday that it will improve its operational efficiency and add 30 new jobs to its plant in the eastern town of Las Piedras.

The Michigan-based Hill-Rom Company said there are currently 200 workers at that plant, which produces some 110 million razor blades a year.

The announcement comes as Puerto Rico seeks to diversify its economy and strengthen its manufacturing sector amid a recession.