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Sep 08, 2015

Excellon Technologies

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Excellon Technologies Inc., a women-owned manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, announced plans today to launch production of a new line of therapeutic products designed to ease stress, anxiety, learning challenges, sleep issues and related health concerns. The expansion will create up to 415 new jobs by 2019.

“Indiana continues to establish itself as the best place for business and job creation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “With the work of Excellon and innovators across the state, more Hoosiers are working now than ever before. By cutting costs and red tape while investing in our workforce and talent attraction, companies like Excellon that get their start in Indiana are able to grow, add jobs and thrive right here at home.”

Excellon will invest $2.135 million to purchase new equipment and to upgrade its existing 27,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 1105 Sherman Blvd. in order to produce the CapeAble product line. Created by two Hoosier mothers and refined through joint research with Excellon, the line includes more than 18 items that create deep pressure on muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments through CapeAble’s medical patent-pending quilted squares. By allowing the central nervous system to better interpret and integrate various sensory inputs, the products address various symptoms of stress and anxiety as well as Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease and mental health conditions. The effects of these products are currently being studied at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

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“CapeAble Sensory Products is one of two diversifications from Excellon that will strengthen the future of our company,” said Troy Schweitzer, general manager’s understudy at Excellon. “The expansion will ensure longevity for our associates and continued job creation in our Fort Wayne community.”