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Solstice Medical is moving, expanding

Statement issued Thursday:

COLUMBIA CITY, IN. (January 5, 2012) – Solstice Medical LLC announced today the company is locating its operations at a new, state-of-the-art facility in Park 30 Business Center and anticipates adding 10-15 new jobs by mid-2013.

“For strategic and logistical reasons, Northeast Indiana is an ideal location for Solstice Medical to meet our company’s growth opportunities,” Dan Sands, CEO of Solstice Medical, explained. “We are excited about adding jobs and continuing to grow our business here in Whitley County.”

The new facility will position Solstice Medical to meet growing product and service demands from across the country. Solstice Medical provides inventory management and workflow automation solutions for medical device manufacturers and hospitals using advanced RFID solutions.

The company recently reached agreement to locate its operations within the Iotron Industries building, located at 4394 E Park 30 Drive. Iotron Industries USA, Inc. is a provider of contract sterilization services to the medical industry, pest and microbial reduction for agribusiness and materials modification in the production of orthopedic products,

“We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with en energetic, forward looking company like Solstice Medical,” said Iotron General Manager Jeff Blakely, “Like Solstice Medical, our company found that Whitley County provides an ideal location from which to work with customers in Fort Wayne, Warsaw, and elsewhere.”

Whitley County Commissioners and County Council approved a CEDIT-based incentive to support the growth of Solstice Medical in Whitley County.

“Whitley County is committed to growing medical device manufacturing, product development, and support companies,” said County Commissioner Don Amber, “We will continue to work with companies like Solstice Medical and Iotron Industries to encourage their success in our community.”

In 2008, Solstice Medical was named “Innovator of the Year” by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, and in 2010, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation named Solstice Medical one of Indiana’s “Companies to Watch”.

About Solstice Medical LLC

Solstice Medical engineers, manufactures and installs radio frequency identification technology and software systems globally for medical device manufacturers, distributors and hospitals to reduce cost and improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. Solstice Medical’s commitment is to provide advanced technology solutions that exceed customer expectations enabling effective asset utilization and operational excellence. For more information regarding Solstice Medical’s pioneering DOCK to DOC system, MD3 autoclavable medical grade RFID tags, MEDIC auto-inventory cabinets and turnkey system solutions, visit the company’s website at www.solsticemedical.com.

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 implement a unified economic development effort and to expand employment and business opportunities for the benefit of the people of Whitley County by developing and maintaining cooperation of all individuals, groups, and organizations within the 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.

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