At a recent function in Newport House, Scott Glaze, chairman and CEO of Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation, honoured the team who commenced employment with Fort Wayne Metals at the foundation of the manufacturing plant in Castlebar 15 years ago.
Founded in 1971, Fort Wayne Metals is a leading manufacturer of medical materials, producing precision wire and components for all types of medical devices. The company’s materials are used in guidewires, stents, embolic filters, pacemaker leads, neurostimulation leads, endoscopy, orthopaedic devices, and other medical devices. Fort Wayne Metals Ireland commenced operations in Castlebar in 2002 and now employs 86 staff. The company manufactures products for medical device companies in Ireland, Europe, and Asia. The parent company, headquartered in Indiana, USA, is a privately held company with nine manufacturing plants.
Scott Glaze applauded the success and commitment of the team in Castlebar and reiterated the company’s commitment to Ireland. “We are very proud of the achievements and the commitment of our people here. Our people are our strength.” He acknowledged the strong work ethic, the availability of highly skilled staff, and the support and guidance given by IDA Ireland as key factors in its continued growth and expansion in Castlebar.