Orthopedic implant-manufacturer Rochester Medical Implants relocated its corporate offices and manufacturing operations to a new facility in Noblesville, Ind.
The contract manufacturing company, which shortened its name from Rochester Medical Implants to RMI upon leaving its namesake city, moved to the new facility to continue its market expansion efforts.
"We’re pleased with the growth we’ve seen in recent years. RMI has made incredible improvements in its capabilities and services and our customers are really beginning to take notice," said Jim Evans, President of RMI in prepared remarks.
RMI’s new, 33,000-square-foot facility offers more space and improved customer access, said the company.
"Today’s announcement shows that RMI is committed to meeting the expanding needs of our current and future customers,"Evans added. "Noblesville offers an attractive business climate with access to the key talent we need to support our growth."
Indiana is home to a sizable medical device cluster. Last month, Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) urged fellow lawmakers to strike down the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax, set to go into effect in 2013, which has been criticized by industry groups as a jobs-killer.
Coats defended the 300 medical device makers operating in his state – including RMI – which employ roughly 20,000 people and pay wages more than 40 percent higher than the state average.