The City Of Yuma Welcomes Martech Medical Products
By Mara Knaub, Yuma Sun staff writer, May 14, 2017
The City of Yuma welcomed another business, MarTech Medical Devices, to the community with a small event on Tuesday. MarTech, which assembles medical devices, will ship $100 million worth of products across the globe from the its new plant in the Ramster Industrial Park, 3088 33rd Place, a building just east of Yuma International Airport.
MarTech supplies 99 percent of the world’s medical device companies, according to President Timothy Schwiekert. And at least one of its customers is local, Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Mayor Douglas Nicholls welcomed Schwiekert, and Tracy Schultz, vice president of operations. He noted that Schwiekert is not new to Yuma. “He’s been coming for eight years, but this is his first venture in Yuma.”
Schultz said that the devices made by the company are “life-sustaining and life-saving,” including ports and pics used in chemotherapy.
Schwierkert said he was impressed by the welcome he has gotten in Yuma and noted he is especially impressed by the “quality of people” they’ve been hiring.
Greg LaVann, senior vice president of the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp., told me the company is scaling up its hiring. The first phase of operations is projected to hire 25-30 full-time employees. The second phase will start in 12 to 24 months.
Both GYDEC and the Mexicali-based PIMSA Industrial Development were instrumental in bringing MarTech to Yuma.