COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (Aug.1, 2019) – Local medical device developer and manufacturer, Micropulse, Inc. announced plans to expand its facility and add 25 new jobs by the end of 2020.
“It is humbling to see the ongoing support our local government and community extend to Micropulse,” said Brian More, chief financial officer of Micropulse. “Whitley County and the state of Indiana have always partnered with Micropulse to help realize our growth initiatives. Our vision is to always be better; work alongside our employees to be better people, bring added value to our customers and help build our local community. Sustained growth does not happen without the talented, committed and loyal employees who exemplify the Micropulse core values.”
Micropulse, Inc, is a medical device manufacturer providing medical implants, instruments, cases and trays and sterile packaging. The company is investing $6.8 million to expand, equip and better utilize their Columbia City location.
“We are honored to represent and contribute to this community,” More said. “This next expansion will help us better utilize our current manufacturing space and allow for continued growth as we provide contract manufacturing and packaging services to the global orthopedic market place.”
Brian Emerick, Micropulse CEO, founded the company in 1988 in his garage just next door to the current facility as a wire electrical discharge machining company. Today, Micropulse, Inc. employs more than 360 people and continues to grow. The company began shifting toward orthopedics in 2003 and has been recognized in national publications for its innovation and out-of-the-box approach as a medical device manufacturer and supporter of the entrepreneurial community in Northeast Indiana.
“Micropulse is a global leader in the medical device industry, and because of its presence, other innovative and entrepreneurial companies in the industry continue to flock to Whitley County to become a part of that ecosystem,” said Jon Myers, President of Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC). “Micropulse brings so much more to the County than the jobs and investment. The Company and its employees are a vital part of all aspects of our community.”
The Whitley County Council approved a ten-year tax abatement in support of the project, at the request of the Whitley County EDC.
“Indiana is not only home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., we’re also the second-largest exporter of life science products in the country,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “That combination signals our unique strength in the medical device industry, making the Hoosier state the perfect destination for companies like Micropulse to start and scale operations, investing in life-enhancing R&D and products while supporting quality jobs here in Indiana.”
Additionally, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Micropulse Inc. up to $115,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.
Construction of the addition will start later this summer, and Micropulse plans to be fully operational in the new and upgraded facility by the fall of 2020.
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About Micropulse, Inc.
Micropulse is committed to being a leader in the medical device manufacturing industry by providing development and manufacturing solutions for complex and demanding instruments, implants, and sterilization cases for all market segments of the orthopedic industry. Our focus is to create more value for our customers through highly skilled people, the latest technology, and by relentlessly cultivating an organization built on our foundational values of quality and integrity. Our success is due to exceptional people working hard together as a team with passion, commitment and a desire for excellence, all based on a foundation of integrity. We appreciate the trust our customers’ place in us and we look forward to continued growth and the creation of jobs and opportunities for 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.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
Brian Moore (Micropulse, Inc.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kennedy St. George (Whitley County EDC) 260-244-5506, email@example.com
Erin Sweitzer (IEDC) firstname.lastname@example.org, 317.296.2556