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These excerpts taken from the BSX 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
 
Our world headquarters are located in Natick, Massachusetts. We have regional headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France. As of December 31, 2007, our manufacturing, research, distribution and other key facilities totaled more than 10 million square feet, of which more than seven million square feet were owned by us and the balance under lease arrangements. As of December 31, 2007, our principal manufacturing and technology centers were located in Massachusetts, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Florida, California, New York, Utah, Washington, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Costa Rica and Japan, and our principal distribution centers were located in Massachusetts, The Netherlands and Japan. As of December 31, 2007, we maintained 37 manufacturing, distribution and technology centers, 26 in the U.S., one in Puerto Rico, five in Ireland, one in Costa Rica, two in The Netherlands and two in Japan. Many of these facilities produce and manufacture products for more than one of our divisions and include research facilities. In addition, we share a training facility in Brussels, Belgium with Abbott and are currently building our own international training institute in Paris, France, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2008. The following is a summary of our facilities (in square feet):


 
Total Space
 
Owned
 
Leased
Domestic
 
8,006,000
 
5,912,000
 
2,094,000
Foreign
 
2,769,000
 
1,386,000
 
1,383,000
Total
 
10,775,000
 
7,298,000
 
3,477,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Our world
headquarters are located in Natick, Massachusetts. We have regional headquarters
located in Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France. As of December 31, 2007,
our manufacturing, research, distribution and other key facilities totaled more
than 10 million square feet, of which more than seven million square feet were
owned by us and the balance under lease arrangements. As of December 31,
2007, our principal manufacturing and technology centers were located in
Massachusetts, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Florida, California, New York,
Utah, Washington, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Costa Rica and Japan, and our principal
distribution centers were located in Massachusetts, The Netherlands and Japan.
As of December 31, 2007, we maintained 37 manufacturing, distribution and
technology centers, 26 in the U.S., one in Puerto Rico, five in Ireland, one in
Costa Rica, two in The Netherlands and two in Japan. Many of these facilities
produce and manufacture products for more than one of our divisions and include
research facilities. In addition, we share a training facility in Brussels,
Belgium with Abbott and are currently building our own international training
institute in Paris, France, which is scheduled to open in the first half of
2008. The following is a summary of our facilities (in
square feet)
:






















































 


Total
Space


 


Owned


 


Leased


Domestic


 


8,006,000


 


5,912,000


 


2,094,000


Foreign


 


2,769,000


 


1,386,000


 


1,383,000


Total


 


10,775,000


 


7,298,000


 


3,477,000


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



 

 

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10-K (2 sections)
Feb 28, 2008
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