Medical coating technology company DOT America Inc. in Columbia City is making plans to expand operations, investing nearly $2 million and hiring 10 more employees. The Whitley County company works primarily in the medical device industry where it provides coating for implants and instruments.
DOT America purchased a specialized, $1.8 million piece of robotic equipment that allows it to coat products for bone-on growth and in-growth.
“Growth has continued to occur here at DOT America. There has been a real need for our capabilities in the area and we are proud to base DOT America in Columbia City and Whitley County,” said Michael Venturini, DOT America president and chief executive officer.
The company currently employs 39 people.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $80,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.
The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says since 2014, Germany-based DOT GmbH has invested more than $7 million to lease, renovate and equip its facility and establish its U.S. subsidiary DOT America Inc.