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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 in America.

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: 574-267-7762.

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.


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