Warsaw Tech Park
(Rendering of shell building in progress.)
The Warsaw Certified Technology Park consists of 95 acres currently under development. Located adjacent to the four-lane divided US 30 highway, a major truck transportation route, it is served by a full-service stoplight at the intersection of US 30 and Silveus Crossing. The site is zoned Industrial and is located behind Ivy Tech Community College. Adjacent manufacturers include Banner Medical, Medtronic (an OEM of spinal orthopedic products), Frontline Manufacturing, and Winona PVD (the only American certified pvd provider of chrome wheels for automotive OEMs).
The immediate Warsaw area is the capital of the global orthopedic industry with 3 of the 5 largest orthopedic companies headquartered here (Zimmer, DePuy and Biomet). The benefit to our wide range of other manufacturers is a very strong support structure that services the manufacturing industry.
The City has a tax rate of $2.43 per thousand and has traditionally offered 10-year property tax abatements to manufacturers that starts at 100% in year one and decreases 10% per year for nine more years.
The distance of travel from the site to I-69 is approximately 40 miles east. The travel to the four-lane US 31 which connects north in South Bend to I-80-90 and south in Indianapolis to I-70 is approximately 24 miles.
Average wage scales range from $9-11 per hour for assembly and lower skilled positions, to $15-19 per hour for higher skilled production workers, including experienced machine operators. Typical benefits packages include the standard holidays, vacation and insurance coverage typical of northern Indiana. The average Kosciusko County manufacturing wage is higher because of the large number of highly paid advance manufacturing machinists in the orthopedic industry.
As to utilities, water is provided by Indiana-American Water and sewer is provided by the City of Warsaw. Electric is provided by Kosciusko Rural Electric Cooperative (KREMC) and natural gas is provided by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCo). The site is served with an 8-inch water main, 6-inch natural gas line, and 12-inch sewer line.
Being located at the junction of US 30 and SR 15, Warsaw draws from a large labor pool and is a regional employment center serving the counties of Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, Wabash, Whitley, Allen, Noble, and Elkhart.
Kosciusko County has formed a community consortium of service providers and employers to develop programs to recruit entry level employees into the manufacturing field and to train them for basic certifications to enter manufacturing employment, and to provide employers with trainable and promotable employees. Called "Kosciusko Kickstart Your Career," it can be viewed at kosciuskokickstart.com . We are committed to creating a pipeline of manufacturing talent.
Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCo) has established partnerships with numerous state agencies and universities to bring the highest quality services to our manufacturing employers. The County has its own lean manufacturing chapter in conjunction with Purdue University and conducts numerous programmatic and networking opportunities through its Business Retention and Expansion Committee.
*Kosciusko County, its towns, and the City of Warsaw have a strong reputation among the business community for their pro-business perspective and ease of regulatory constraints.