Volusia County Councilwoman Joyce Cusack, Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor and State Sen. Dorothy Hukill were among other community leaders and the employees of Covidien celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in DeLand on Oct. 26.

Covidien’s DeLand plant employs about 500 people and operates 24 hours a day, five days a week. The plant manufactures medical supplies, which are then shipped throughout the United States and around the world.

Hukill said, “Covidien is a leader in its industry, and is respected worldwide and will continue to be a strong presence in DeLand. In addition to manufacturing, they promote health and well-being throughout the community.”

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