Hospital bed repair firm plans SE Ind. expansion

AURORA, IN (AP) - A company that reconditions hospital beds plans to expand its operations in southeastern Indiana and potentially add 55 jobs in the next couple of years.

Bed Techs Inc. announced Tuesday it would spend about $7.2 million on the facility in the Dearborn County city of Aurora. That will allow it consolidate existing operations in Aurora and the nearby town of Milan.

The company says it now has 50 workers who repair and remanufacture hospital beds and bed parts made by Batesville-based Hill-Rom. It plans to hire 25 more workers by the end of this year.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the Bed Techs expansion is being helped by a grant from the casino-supported Lawrenceburg Regional Economic Development Grant Fund.

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