Iotron Industries, provider of radiation processing, broke ground on an expansion project to add 34,000 square feet to facilitate another line of sterilization capability.
“Over the last few years, due to increased market demand in the U.S. and Canada, our Indiana facility has grown to full capacity,” said Aaron Starkey, Iotron’s Vice President of U.S. Operations and Head of Business Development. “The current global pandemic has further bolstered the need to increase the supply for reliable, high scale and domestically available irradiation services.“
Construction for the expansion began May 13.
Iotron Industries currently operates in a 54,000-square-foot facility in Whitley County, providing sterilization, bio-reduction and material modification services for the orthopedic, medical device and agricultural industries. The existing site houses Iotron’s IMPELA brand electron-beam accelerator system, which uses no radioactive materials and is powered by standard commercial electricity.
From left, Dale Buuck, Whitley County EDC president; Jim Argerbright, Whitley County RDC president; Mike Schrader, Whitley County RDC member; and George Schrumpf, Whitley County Commissioner break ground on Iotron Industries’ expansion in Columbia City.