COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (November 7, 2017) – Local medical device developer and manufacturer, Micropulse, Inc. announced plans to expand its facility and add 25 new jobs.
Micropulse, Inc., located off State Road 14 just outside Columbia City, is a medical device manufacturer providing medical implants, instruments, cases and trays and sterile packaging. The company will add $5.5 million in new equipment to the current 160,000-square-foot facility. The new equipment will increase machining and inspection capacity for the company.
“Micropulse is proud to call Whitley County home and we appreciate the years of support we have received from the local community and county government,” said Micropulse Chief Financial Officer Brian More. “In today’s competitive business world and tight labor market, this abatement will allow us to make deeper investments in training and development of our workforce.”
CEO, Brian Emerick founded the company in 1988 in his garage just next door to the current facility. Today, Micropulse, Inc. employs more than 300 people and continues to grow. The company has been recognized in national publications for its innovation and out-of-the-box approach as a contract manufacturer of medical devices and supporter for the entrepreneurial community. Since 2010, Micropulse has helped support orthopedic start-up companies through its in-house incubator, the OrthoVationTM Center.
“Whitley County is truly blessed to have a globally competitive company like Micropulse make its home here. They provide good-paying jobs not only to our current residents, but they provide opportunities to folks who may want to return home or move from other places to become a part of our community,” said Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Jon Myers.
The Whitley County Council approved a ten-year tax abatement in support of the project, at the request of the Whitley County EDC.
“We are proud to support Micropulse, Inc. on this project, and look forward to hearing more about the company as it continues to grow, and add value to our community,” said Whitley County Council President John Barrett.
About Micropulse, Inc.
Micropulse is a committed leader in the medical device manufacturing industry. Our strategic vision continues to evolve in areas including development and manufacturing solutions for complex and demanding instruments, implants, sterilization cases, and sterile packaging for all market segments of the orthopedic industry. Our focus is to create more value for our customers through development of highly skilled people, the latest technology, and by relentlessly cultivating an organization built on our foundational values of quality, integrity, and servant leadership. Our success is due to an exceptional team of people working together with passion, commitment, and a desire for excellence. We appreciate the trust our customers and community have placed in us. Our commitment moving forward will continue to be sustained growth, job creation, and developing people in Northeast Indiana.
About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.