EasyDial, a provider of portable hemodialysis machines, is building a new production facility in Chesterton, IN, and will create up to 96 new, high-wage jobs by 2020. The California-based company, which produces the Dharma™ portable hemodialysis machine, will invest more than $21 million to build and equip a new 42,000-square-foot production facility in Porter County. EasyDial plans to begin operations in 2018 and expects to produce 1.3 million units by 2020 to meet the demands of patients across the U.S.
“We were extremely excited at the prospect of Indiana as a location for our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility because of its economic advantages, employee resource pool and geographical location,” said Renato Giordano, president, chief executive officer, chairman of the board of director and founder of EasyDial.
EasyDial employs nearly 130 associates in five facilities across the U.S., which includes sites in California, as well as a production facility in Trento, Italy, and a research facility in Naples, Italy. With its growth, which includes an expansion in Vigolo Vattaro, Italy slated to begin in the fall of 2017, the company plans to hire for administrative, warehousing, assembling and injection molding equipment operator positions after January 2018. New positions are expected to pay average salaries 41 percent above the state’s average wage.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered EasyDial LLC up to $1,000,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, so until employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.
“Indiana’s life sciences industry provides high-skill, high-wage jobs for tens of thousands of hard working Hoosiers,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “We are thrilled that life sciences companies continue to choose Indiana over the global competition. We welcome EasyDial to the Indiana family and look forward to watching them thrive in our state’s great ecosystem for business.”
“The town of Chesterton is pleased and excited to welcome EasyDial to our community,” said Jim Ton, president of the Chesterton Town Council. “This type of technological development is exactly the type of commercial growth that Chesterton needs and welcomes. We look forward to a cooperative and productive working relationship”
Indiana’s life sciences industry employs more than 56,000 workers at more than 1,700 companies across the state, with the medical device subsector employing about 20,000.
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