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Orthopedic company investing in workforce skills

(photo courtesy of Kyocera SGS Precision Tools)

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – An Ohio-based orthopedic company is planning to purchase new high-tech equipment it says will improve capabilities and help upskill the labor force in Whitley County. Kyocera SGS Precision Tools says its more than $1 million investment in the manufacturing equipment will provide greater capabilities and add capacity at its Columbia City facility.

The company says the new capabilities will involve CNC grinding and product inspection.

“The new equipment purchased by Kyocera will provide new training opportunities for incumbent employees while creating a path for future expansion and job creation locally,” said Riley Hollenbaugh, Whitley County Economic Development Corp. community and workforce development director.

The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says the Columbia City Council approved a tax abatement of just over $1 million for the project in May.