Laura Walls, Executive Director of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation appeared before the Plymouth City Council Monday evening with a request to designate a piece of property in the Industrial Park as an Economic Revitalization Area.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi said the council will consider a resolution for B & D Realty Holdings doing business as Complexus Medical.
Walls said Complexus Medical is a medical device precision machinery industry that makes parts for hip and knee replacement. Complexus has purchased the property at 2925 Gary Drive, formerly known as the 3M facility.
The website for Complexus, says there were formerly known as F&F Machine Specialties in Mishawaka, and are a proven leader in the manufacture of complex orthopedic instruments. Its reputation is built on making the most difficult instruments – those with multiple components and assemblies and tight tolerances – in a timely, cost-efficient manner.
Complexus will be seeking a real and personal property tax abatement.
The resolution passed by the Plymouth City Council Monday evening declares the property to be in an Economic Revitalization Area. A public hearing will be conduced on October 11th for the second phase of the tax abatement process.
Additionally, from the company’s website:
The company has humble beginnings: it has evolved from a small tool and die shop that opened in 1968 in a basement in Mishawaka, Indiana to a modern, state of the art facility, specializing in high quality, precision products serving the Orthopedic Device and Implant Industry.
The owner and CEO since 1990, David Behrens, has accomplished this evolution through a daily commitment to Customer Service. Now under second generation leadership, the business values emphasized by Complexus include integrity, quality, reliability, and innovation.
Through close relationships with design engineers, the company is constantly improving function, time to market, and cost.
Complexus is small enough to know every detail of what goes on in its own shop, but big enough to create the sophisticated manufacturing solutions needed in an ever-changing global marketplace.
Complexus uses state of the art equipment to machine components with tight tolerances and complex geometry. The company also does all of its own in-house welding and finishing for the instruments it manufactures. The parts and assemblies produced by Complexus can be found in orthopedic surgical systems.
An expansion in 2013 resulted in doubling the manufacturing space available.