More than 170 jobs in Allen County could be the net result of the construction of a medical manufacturing facility that was set to be announced this afternoon.
Greatbatch Medical, a designer and manufacturer of technology used in cardiac, neurologic, vascular and orthopedic devices, will construct an 80,000-square-foot, state-of- the-art facility, according to a news release.
Company spokesman Christopher Knospe said this morning the company has looked at potential sites and the jobs will be “good-paying manufacturing” positions.
Greatbatch Medical's investment is expected to total more than $17 million, according to the company. More than 100 jobs are expected to be relocated from Whitley County, while the new facility will require another 76 new hires.
The new facility will develop instruments for hip procedures and spine fixation, as well as fracture fixation implants and instruments for orthopedic medical device companies, according to the release.
“Locating this facility in northeast Indiana provides us with the ability to build upon our skilled workforce and position us for long-term growth,” Thomas J. Hook, president and CEO of Greatbatch, said in the release.
This is the third project Greatbatch has started recently in the state. In 2010, it launched the first phase of an orthopedic design center in Warsaw, and the company is finishing a $6 million investment in Indianapolis.