Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the World
Known as the Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the
World, Warsaw, Indiana has the best of both worlds--the values of
rural mid-America with a commitment to real growth in business and industry. In
addition to orthopedics, Warsaw is the home of the largest printing presses in
the world, home to the world's largest manufacturer of projection screens, and
home of CoCo Wheats breakfast cereal. That's quite a feat for a small town of
12,000. In addition, Warsaw has twice been named one of the top 100 small towns
Address: City of Warsaw, 302 E. Market
Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; 574-372-9595.
Address: Warsaw Chamber of Commerce, 313 S.
Buffalo Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580; 574-267-6311; 800-776-6311; Fax:
Revra DePuy pioneered the orthopedic industry when he started DePuy
Manufacturing in 1895 to make wire mesh and wooden splints, becoming the world's
first commercial manufacturer of orthopedic appliances. As his company grew,
some of his employees left to form other orthopedic companies. In time, the
industry in town has grown so much (at least 10 companies manufacturing
orthopedic components) that Warsaw is now the
Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the World.
Address: DePuy, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Drive,
Warsaw, Indiana 46581; 800-366-8143.