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Baxter is a diversified healthcare company, operating in the United States as it does globally in two businesses*: BioScience and Medical Products.  In 2010, Baxter sales in the U.S. totaled $5.26 billion, 41 percent of a total $12.8 billion.

Founded in 1931, in Morton Grove, Illinois, Baxter was the first manufacturer of commercially prepared intravenous (IV) solutions in glass bottles. Baxter's long history of innovation and growth spans 80 years, and touches the lives of thousands of patients around the world each day.

In addition to its global headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois, Baxter has maintained a strong presence in the United States. The 19,000 employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico represent approximately 40 percent of Baxter's total employee population worldwide. In total, Baxter operates approximately 80 facilities across the United States, including approximately 60 BioLife plasma collection centers, and 13 manufacturing facilities, as well as research and development, distribution and administrative facilities.Baxter is a diversified healthcare company, operating in the United States as it does globally in three business segments: BioScience, Medication Delivery and Renal.  In 2009, Baxter sales in the U.S. totaled $5.3 billion, 42 percent of a total $12.6 billion.

Highlights of Baxter Operations in the United States and Puerto Rico

North Carolina
Puerto Rico
BioLife plasma centers
In the Community

Arkansas: Baxter's facility in Mountain Home, Arkansas has produced high quality, life saving products since 1964. With 800 employees, the Mountain Home facility is one of Baxter's largest plastics and device manufacturing plants.

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California: With more than 2,800 employees, California has the largest U.S. presence outside of Baxter's home base in Northern Illinois.  Although the  majority (approximately 2,400) of Baxter employees are located at the Los Angeles, Irvine, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village facilities in Southern California, Baxter operates a facility in Hayward, employing 240 in the Bay Area.  Several of these facilities have been recognized for excellence in manufacturing, and an outstanding commitment to Environment, Health and Safety.

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Florida: Baxter employs approximately 400 people in Florida, primarily in Ft. Lauderdale and the Tampa area. Baxter's Tampa area facilities include a service facility and global technical services center and employ 265 people. The company's Latin America administrative headquarters are based in Ft. Lauderdale.

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Illinois: Baxter has maintained a strong presence in Northern Illinois, since its founding in Morton Grove in 1931. In 1933, Baxter opened its first manufacturing facility in a renovated automobile showroom in Glenview where six employees produced complete lines of five IV solutions in glass containers. Today, with more than 5,400 employees at locations in Deerfield, McGaw Park (unincorporated Waukegan), Round Lake and Buffalo Grove, Illinois has the largest U.S. presence of Baxter employees.

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Indiana: Baxter's BioPharma Solutions (BPS) business manufactures products for Baxter's Medical Products business and offers contract manufacturing services and proprietary technologies to over 135 pharmaceutical and biotech companies.  The 600,000-square-foot facility in Bloomington employs 900 of the approximately 1,000 Baxter team members in Indiana.

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Mississippi: Baxter employs 650 team members at its facility in Cleveland. The 900,000- square-foot facility, established in 1949, is the company's longest-operating U.S. manufacturing facility. It is also one of the most diverse, manufacturing more than 850 products and nearly 900 product components for all of Baxter's businesses and on a contract basis for other companies.

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North Carolina: Baxter employs 1,900 people at its North Cove facility in Marion. As a leader in lean manufacturing principles, the award-winning 1.4 million-square-foot plant produces large-volume intravenous solutions and related products. Baxter's North Cove facility has received numerous awards and recognition for its exceptional performance in quality manufacturing.

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Puerto Rico: Baxter was one of the first companies in the healthcare industry to establish a manufacturing presence in Puerto Rico with its first operations located outside San Juan employing nine people. Today, Baxter's Aibonito, Guayama and Jayuya facilities employ more than 2,100 people. In addition, Baxter operates a sales, marketing and distribution office in Guaynabo.

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BioLife plasma centers: Baxter operates and maintains approximately 60 state-of-the-art plasma collection facilities across the United States. The donors not only contribute the source of life-saving therapeutics, but also contribute to the commercial vitality of their immediate neighborhoods. The fees donors receive for their commitment to the BioLife program are used to support church, civic and charitable organizations and activities, or for their families.

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In the Community

In 2010, the combined charitable giving from Baxter and The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter, totaled nearly $80 million, with more than $37 million given domestically.

Foundation grants help organizations expand access to healthcare in the U.S. and around the world, particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved, in communities where Baxter employees live and work. For example, the Foundation awarded a grant in 2010 to Serenity, Inc. to add a children's advocate to ensure children residing in the domestic violence shelter in Mountain Home, Arkansas, receive necessary physical and mental health services. Also in 2010, the Foundation awarded a grant to Instituto Psicopedagogico de Puerto Rico to increase healthcare services by adding an occupational therapist and part-time pharmacist for the residential center for adults with developmental disabilities in Puerto Rico.

Baxter employees are also actively engaged in the community. In the United States, employees recorded more than 107,000 volunteer hours as part of the company's Global Service Project and have volunteered on behalf of and supported hundreds of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life and The United Way.

Charitable Giving Details
The Baxter International Foundation



Business Unit Contributions


Donated Product: Value of product received in region


Global Service Project Details


Employee Volunteerism


107,200 hours

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