German company bringing jobs to Columbia City

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (WANE)  Up to twenty new high-paying jobs will be created by an orthopedics company based in Berlin at its first facility located outside of Germany.

DOT GmbH, which is involved in medical coatings, will invest approximately $4.5 million to lease, renovate and equip a facility in the Blue River Industrial Park in Columbia City according to a news release issued by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

DOT currently employs more than 290 full-time associates in Germany. It has already begun hiring engineers and technicians at its Columbia City location, which opened in November 2013.

“We are pleased to welcome DOT to Columbia City,” said Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel. “DOT joins a growing number of companies in our community involved in the medical device supply chain.”

DOT is the third German company this week to announce plans to add jobs and invest in the Hoosier State, reaffirming Germany’s strong impact across Indiana. Earlier this week, NORRES, a German industrial hose manufacturer, announced plans to base its North American operations in South Bend and German extrusion manufacturer Jäger Group made plans to expand its subsidiary Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions in La Porte.

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