Diagnostic company coming to St. Lucie

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A diagnostics company plans to build in western St. Lucie County bringing 160 jobs with it!

A medical diagnostics company called "Health-Chem Diagnostics" will build a production facility on land west of St. Lucie County International Airport.

The plant will manufacture a new type of test strips for diabetics. The company says within the next five years, it plans to hire 160 production, engineering and warehouse jobs paying on average $60,000.