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Warsaw gets another orthopedics company

A Michigan-based manufacturer has expanded to Warsaw, adding to the region’s orthopedics industry.

Micro Machine plans to invest $2.6 million in new machinery over the next five years, the Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. announced Tuesday.

The company, which launched production at 4130 Corridor Drive in late September, expects to grow to 60 employees within five years. Micro Machine now employs about 10 in Warsaw.

Micro Machine is accepting resumes. New positions include machinists, engineers and management. Tony DeHart, business development manager, said hourly pay averages $15 to $17 an hour for all positions. Wages are based on experience and performance, he said.

The Kalamazoo-based company is a contract manufacturer, making precision-machined implants and instruments according to customers’ designs. This is Micro Machine’s second location. Its first plant, in Michigan, employs about 70.

DeHart praised the region’s workforce, saying it’s easier to find skilled workers in Kosciusko County than other areas.

The company, founded in 1964, already has ties to customers in the Warsaw area and is looking for future opportunities, he said. Micro Machine intends to expand in the area as more contracts are signed.

Zimmer Holdings, Biomet Inc. and the DePuy Synthes Cos. are all based in Warsaw, which is considered the orthopedics capital of the world.

DeHart would not divulge which companies Micro Machine supplies.

sslater@jg.net

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