COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 18, 2020) ­­­– Local orthopedic company Kyocera SGS Precision Tools recently announced plans to purchase new manufacturing equipment to improve capabilities and upskill the labor force.

Kyocera SGS will invest in new equipment to upskill their current labor force and allow growth in the future. The equipment is high-tech and provides greater capabilities for CNC grinding and inspecting products.

“The investment we’re making is important for our growth so we can add capacity and provides us with new capabilities with advanced technologies,” said Kyocera operations manager Drew Johnson. “We are proud to be able to invest in Whitley County and appreciate the support of our local community.”

Kyocera SGS is a champion for workforce training programs and upskilling their current 25 employees through advanced technologies.

“The new equipment purchased by Kyocera will provide new training opportunities for incumbent employees while creating a path for future expansion and job creation locally,” said Riley Hollenbaugh, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) community and workforce development director.

Columbia City Council approved a tax abatement for the project at the request of Kyocera SGS and the Whitley County EDC at May monthly City Council meeting.

“Kyocera has a great history of being a strong member of our community. The City is pleased to partner with this great company to support their long-term growth and the upskilling of our local talent,” said Ryan Daniel, Mayor of Columbia City.

To learn more about Kyocera SGS visit

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About Kyocera SGS Precision Tools   
With more than 20 years of industry experience, KSPT Medical produces unique, customer designed orthopedic devices using highly trained engineers dedicated to new technology.  KSPT Medical is a division of KYOCERA SGS Precision tools – an ISO-certified leader, who proudly pioneered some of the world’s most advanced metal cutting technology and sells to more than 60 countries.  With over 20 years of industry experience, KSPT Medical Division maintains its ISO13485 certification and is FDA Registered in the production of medical devices in the orthopedic marketplace.

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City and the towns of Churubusco, Larwill and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC visit

Media Contacts:
Kennedy St. George (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506
Drew Johnson (Kyocera SGS) –