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BD to acquire Bard

COVINGTON, Ga. – BD (Becton Dickinson and Company) has announced an agreement under which it will acquire C.R. Bard, Inc., according to an April 23 press release.  

Bard has a medical division facility in Covington, according to its website.

According to the release, the combination of the two companies “will create a highly differentiated medical technology company uniquely positioned to improve both the process of care and the treatment of disease for patients and healthcare providers.”

The Covington News contacted Bard spokesman Scott Lowry inquiring about the agreement’s impact on the Bard facility in Covington. He provided the following statement:

“While we have a signed agreement in place, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We will evaluate our footprint and associate base once the transaction closes and work to ensure that we have the optimal combined organization to continue delivering value to our customers.”

According to its website, BD is a global medical company that provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research.

The Covington News will continue to follow this story and provide additional information as it becomes available.