Medical Supply Chain Firm Breaks Ground in Warsaw

Medical Supply Chain Firm Breaks Ground in Warsaw

The City of Warsaw and the Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) announced that global supply chain solutions company Mentor Supply Chain USA (Mentor Media) will establish a sterile packaging and supply chain management hub in Warsaw Technology Park.

Pictured (L to R): Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer; Tim Meyer, Warsaw RDC; Victoria Herring, IEDC; Lim Kok Khoon, Yap Rueh Herng and Juergen Klein, Mentor Media; Alan Tio, KEDCO; Cary Groninger, West Hill Development and G&G Hauling and Excavating; and Dan Robinson, West Hill Development and Robinson Construction.

Mentor Media will locate operations in a portion of the 100,000-square-foot shell building at 1395 Polk Drive that is under development at the Warsaw Tech Park. The operation will consist of medical device end-of-line processing and supply chain management services. West Hill Development LLC will complete buildout of the state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot space for the company by Fall 2023.

“We’re pleased Mentor Media will be joining our medical device community in the Warsaw Technology Park” said Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer. “The City continues to support and incentivize companies in advanced manufacturing  with Mentor Media as the latest to call Warsaw home.”

The City of Warsaw and KEDCO, along with local and state partners welcomed Mentor Media leadership to the community with a small groundbreaking ceremony earlier today. A ribbon-cutting celebration will take place later this year when the company formally opens the new location.

“We welcome another global-leading company to Kosciusko County to strengthen The Orthopedic Capital of the World®,” said KEDCO CEO Alan Tio. “Mentor Media meets a long-known need for sterile packaging services that complements and bolsters our local industry.”

The Warsaw operation will serve as a medical device service hub, including controlled storage warehousing, ISO Class 7 cleanroom, and final packaging lines. The cleanroom will house a pre-validated sterile packaging system compliant with the new EU Medical Device Regulations.

“We are excited and humbled by the warm welcome and support given by the City of Warsaw, Kosciusko County and the State of Indiana in this venture,” said Mentor Media President & CEO Lim Kok Khoon. “Warsaw is such a unique proposition with its strong orthopedic ecosystem and community. We look forward to offering valuable state-of-the-art supply chain and medical device packaging solutions to this region.”

Additionally, the company will offer a full suite of supply chain services including sourcing and procurement, operations management, customer service, warehousing, and global distribution services. The company plans to hire nearly 50 employees in the next three years. The company will begin hiring before Fall 2023.

“Mentor Supply Chain USA’s choice to locate operations in Indiana is a win for Hoosiers,” said Ann Lathrop, Chief Strategy Officer for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “The company’s strong reputation and subject matter expertise in medical devices and logistics adds to two of the state’s strongest ecosystems and will create high-quality career opportunities in and around Warsaw.”

Based on the company’s job creation plans, the IEDC committed an investment in Mentor Supply Chain USA Inc. of up to $750,000 in the form of incentive-based tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.

Warsaw Technology Park is one of approximately two dozen Certified Technology Parks in the State of Indiana. The development-ready business park is a partnership between the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission and West Hill Development that offers 100+ acres with underground utilities, stoplight access to US Highway 30, and access to an onsite Ivy Tech Community College facility.

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