Orthopedic industry booming in Warsaw
By Shaun Gallagher
WARSAW, Ind. — While Northern Indiana is known as the RV Capital of the world, just an hour south of us, the orthopedic industry could give the RV industry a run for its money.
“The local companies here generate $17 billion in revenue annually,” Sheryl Conley, President & CEO of Orthoworx said. “It has $5 billion of impact to the state of Indiana on very many economic levels. It is critical to us. it is an industry that’s continuing to grow.”
For this growing industry, dozens of legislators came to Warsaw to hear about the economic boom it provides for the state.
“It’s increasingly known as the orthopedic implant capital of the world,” Chris Cerone, VP of Global Government Affairs for Zimmer Biomet said. “It’s a tremendous American success story. I have an opportunity to travel to other countries and one of the best things I do is talk about Warsaw and it’s importance to patients, health care and the importance to the economy of both Warsaw the region and the state and the US economy as well.”
While the industry is booming in Indiana and the country, it’s also big internationally and Warsaw is globally recognized as the hub of orthopedics devices.