Zimmer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zimmer Holdings, manufactures and markets orthopedic surgical products. Founded in 1927, Zimmer Holdings specializes in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of dental implants, orthopedic reconstructive systems, and spinal and trauma devices. The parent company has operations in more than 25 countries and sells its products in over 100 countries. It has annual sales revenue of nearly $4 billion and a work force of approximately 8,000 employees. Zimmer Holdings operates manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Minnesota, California and New Jersey, as well as Switzerland and Ireland. It markets products under the Zimmer, Gender Solutions, NexGen, Legacy and Prolong brand names.