Alpha Manufacturing & Design, a precision contract manufacturer for the orthopedics industry, plans to expand its operations complex in Warsaw, Indiana, creating up to 32 new jobs by 2018.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $5.62 million to construct and equip a new 12,000 square-foot addition to its current 5,000 square-foot facility in Warsaw. The facility, which will be fully operational by April, will allow the company to increase production capacity for its current orthopedic models and enhance the development of next-generation prototypes.
“The Warsaw, Indiana-based orthopedic cluster has been the perfect fit for Alpha Manufacturing and its growth,” said Ben Garden, President of Alpha Manufacturing. “With three of the world’s five largest orthopedic medical companies residing in Warsaw, an employee talent pool second to none and a host of related firms to streamline our special process requirements, the decision is simple and easy to make. Warsaw is home.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Alpha Manufacturing and Design, LLC up to $300,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $16,000 in training grants 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. In addition, Kosciusko County will consider additional incentives at the request of the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation.
“Hoosier entrepreneurs continue to amaze,” said Eric Doden, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Despite launching in 2008 during the depths of the economic recession, Alpha Manufacturing found its niche and grew, showing us what's possible with determination and perseverance in a business-friendly environment like we have here in Indiana." Alpha Manufacturing is currently hiring skilled CNC machinists, CNC programmers and quality control personnel.