TOMZ Corporation is a Connecticut-based manufacturer of implantable medical devices. The family business started in 1988 and is now expanding to Knightstown.
TOMZ is opening their second facility this summer at the former Paddock building on SR 109.
Vice President of Business Development Martin Crous, Ph.D., has been in the Medical Device Industry for over 20 years, with experience on both medical device sales and original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Crous’s successes have been with turnaround management, start-ups and international business development. He has attended over 5,000 operating room surgeries, bringing a world of experience and knowledge to both TOMZ and their clients.
He spoke with The Courier-Times this week about expanding TOMZ to Knightstown.
Crous said the business sparks opportunities for new employment in Knightstown and the surrounding area and mentioned that they are looking to hire 100 new employees for the 60,000 sq. ft. facility.
“We as a company made a strategic decision. We didn’t want to be close to all the other manufacturers. We wanted to be in an area that’s close to Indianapolis, but also choose a community that we can help grow and make a difference,” Crous said.
“We believe we can help Knightstown grow as a community. We want to get involved with the police department, fire department, schools and other things. We’re here to make a difference not only as a medical device manufacturer helping OEMs enhancing the lives of patients all over the world, but also help the community of Knightstown as a town grow economically.”
For more information about everything TOMZ does, visit the company website, www.tomz.com.
The company is having a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony on Friday, Aug. 13. The medical manufacturer is planning to have some important people in attendance from the company. Guests will include 2018 Nascar Cup Series Champion Joey Logano and his car, fully decked out in TOMZ gear. TOMZ has a partnership with the 2015 Daytona 500 winner.
– Story by Dakota Locker (dlocker@TheCourierTimes.com) of The Courier-Times. Read more local stories at www.TheCourierTimes.com.