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Covidien Plant Finds Good Fit with Commerce

It’s not everyday that a global company finds a local connection, but that’s exactly what Covidien does. A $10 billion dollar company, the healthcare product company has operations right here in Commerce, utilizing a 300,000 sq. ft facility on Maple Street.
Covidien Ltd., formerly Tyco Healthcare, operates the property in Commerce for the purpose Dan Flynnof syringe and needle manufacture. These materials, produced for the Covidien brand Kendall, are used in healthcare facilities worldwide, and in a wide variety of settings, some of which include dental, veterinary, spinal, safety, and traditional hypodermic needle customers. While the Commerce division focuses on this facet of the company, Covidien also produces everything from imaging equipment, used in radiology, to pharmaceuticals.

The plant in Commerce operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the three shifts that the plant operates on, over 360 people are employed by Covidien right here in Commerce. The medical supplies manufactured here reach a global market as well, with over 25 percent of the equipment produced right here in Commerce going to an international market.

The presence of Covidien’s operations in Commerce has alDan Flynnso gained the attention of state lawmakers. In just the last couple months, the plant has enjoyed visits by both United States Congressman Ralph Hall and Texas State Representative Dan Flynn, an example of how both Commerce and Covidien benefit from their economic relationship, as attention gets drawn to both company and community.

A technologically advanced facility, Covidien-Commerce has a high-speed, streamlined method that speeds up the assembly process and helps ensure that things run smoothly. In addition to robotic packaging systems and the automated high speed assembly, Covidien practices gamma sterilization.

The high volume of material that the Commerce plant puts out doesn’t mean they shirk on safety, however, as they’ve made it a stated goal to ensure the well-being of their employees, making that an essential part of their mission statement.

The products that Covidien puts out are instrumental world-wide in ensuring that people receive the best when receiving medical care. With a core set of values that include accountability, collaboration, compassion, and diversity, Covidien commits itself to be a 21st leader in business and medical technology.

It is commitments like these that have made Covidien the world leader in medical innovation that it is today. The existence of the plant here in Commerce shows both the pros of a smaller community for a big business, and so too the mutual benefit that both Commerce and Covidien can find in the relationship. It’s for that reason that Covidien makes a “good fit” for Commerce, and one that shines as an example to other companies of the many things that Commerce has to offer.

October 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Regular Meeting

Conference Room – McDowell Administration Building, #290
Campus of Texas A&M University - Commerce
2008 University Drive Commerce, TX 75428
Topic: CEDC Board Meeting
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Notice of Public Hearing for Creation of Reinvestment Zone No. 2020-01

September 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Regular Meeting

Community Room – Guaranty Bond Bank
1108 Park Street
Commerce, TX 75428
Topic: CEDC Board Meeting
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August 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
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Topic: CEDC Board Meeting
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Notice of Quoram
August 20, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Board of Directors may be present during a meeting regarding Project 400 on
Community Room – Guaranty Bond Bank
1108 Park Street
Commerce, TX 75428
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Special Meeting
August 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Commerce City Hall
1701 Campbell St., Commerce, Texas 75428
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Remote Meeting Notice (See agenda for meeting details)
July 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. 

Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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Special Meeting
July 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Commerce City Hall
1701 Campbell St., Commerce, Texas 75428
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June 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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May 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm..
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February 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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January 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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Special Meeting
January 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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December 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428
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November 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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November 04, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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October 30, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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October 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (Special Meeting)
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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October 7, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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September 16, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. (Special Meeting)
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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August 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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August 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. (Special Meeting)
Commerce City Hall
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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July 24, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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July 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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June 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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May 23rd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
A quorum of the Commerce Economic
Development Corporation’s Board of Directors
will be present for a Joint Workshop with
Texas A&M University – Commerce
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May 20th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
A quorum of the Commerce Economic
Development Corporation’s Board of Directors
will be present for a Joint Workshop with
Texas A&M University – Commerce
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April 30th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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April 1st, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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February 20th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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January 16th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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December 19th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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November 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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October 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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September 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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August 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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Budget Workshop - July 25, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
Michael “Pee-Wee” Walker Conference Room 
1119 Alamo Street, Commerce, Texas 75428 
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