Medical device maker to hire 112 in Plainfield

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Global manufacturer Covidien LP announced plans Tuesday to consolidate its U.S. operations for servicing medical-device products at its Plainfield facility, hiring up to 112 more workers by the end of 2015.

The firm currently employs about 50 in its technical service center at 2824 Airwest Blvd. It intends to renovate and equip the 70,000-square-foot facility as it hires workers and relocates similar operations from Boulder, Colo., according to company spokesman John Jordan.

Jordan declined to provide an estimate of Covidien’s investment in the project or the average wage for new workers. Hiring already has begun, he said Tuesday.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered the company up to $1.12 million in conditional tax credits based on its job-creation plans. The credits are performance-based, meaning the company cannot claim them until it hires workers.

Covidien develops, manufactures and sells a range of medical devices and supply products. It has more than 38,000 employees worldwide in more than 70 countries. In 2013, it recorded revenue of $10.2 billion.

In Plainfield, Covidien technicians receive equipment from the firm’s customers that needs to be repaired, recalibrated or upgraded.

Earlier this month, Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc., the second-largest maker of medical devices, agreed to buy Dublin-based parent company Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.


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