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Fort Wayne Metals

Address: Castlebar Technology Pk Moneen Rd
Mayo Co Mayo +353 94-904-3500

Fort Wayne Metals announced that it will expand its production operations in Castlebar, creating 40 jobs over five years. The €10m investment will add 20,000 sq. ft of production floor space in the next year.Founded in 1971, Fort Wayne Metals manufactures medical materials such as precision wire and components. Its materials are used in guidewires, stents, embolic filters, pacemaker leads and orthopaedic devices, amongst other devices.

Fort Wayne Metals Ireland commenced operations in Castlebar in 2002 and now employs 80 staff. The parent company, headquartered in Indiana, USA, is a privately held company with nine manufacturing plants

Chairman and CEO Scott Glaze applauded the success and commitment of his team in Castlebar and reiterated the company’s commitment to Ireland. “We are very proud of the achievements and the commitment of our people here. Our people are our strength and this is what gives me great confidence in this investment.”

He added that the strong work ethic, the availability of highly skilled staff and the support and guidance given by IDA Ireland and the Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA) were key factors in making the decision to expand in Castlebar

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No of jobs: 40
Job title: Manufacturing Medical Materials
Jobs take effect: over five years