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Innovation One Medical-Tech Group Picks Noblesville as New Headquarters

Innovation One, LLC, a medical-tech group comprised of Certus Medical and Radiological Care Services, announced plans today to build their new headquarters in Noblesville’s Innovation Mile to expand its operations in the Midwest. This is the first project announced for Innovation Mile since its creation in the fall of 2021.

Radiological Care Services (RCS) was founded in 2013 as the world’s first comprehensive x-ray garment solutions provider. RCS provides a single destination in the healthcare industry for all x-ray garment needs. RCS is the only company in the U.S. that offers a cleaning and compliance program for hospital lead garment inventories. RCS has a Patent Pending system for tracking and x-raying garments for the state mandated compliance testing. RCS serves hundreds of hospitals in over 20 states and employs 14 people that work on site.

Certus Medical is a medical sales organization representing 10 unique companies that distribute throughout Indiana. Certus Medical started with six employees in 2016, growing to over 20 full time employees in 2021, all earning an average wage over $100,000 per year.

“Life science and medical technology has been a focused industry in our city and we are excited to welcome Innovation One to that family,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “Certus Medical and Radiological Care Services will create 81 full time employee positions with high starting wages. This is a big win and we are excited to welcome them to Innovation Mile and expand our life sciences footprint.”

Innovation One will build 90,000 square feet of new medical equipment manufacturing and flex space in Innovation Mile.

“As we considered development sites across the state of Indiana it was important for us to find both an appropriate location and a city that understands the needs of technology companies poised for growth,” said President and CEO of Radiological Care Services Zachary Gerdts. “When we explored Noblesville, we knew we had found just that. Working with the Economic Development team and Mayor Jensen has allowed us to select a building site and project that will be ideal for two rapidly growing medically based technology companies.  These companies will have great visibility, access to I-69, and be within the demographic of a vibrant, growing community perfect for supporting the rising employment needs of the city.”

Innovation Mile is a master-planned business district along the 141st Street corridor from Olio Road to Prairie Baptist Road. Innovation Mile will include over 200 acres of high-end, campus-like commercial space where companies can collaborate with other like-minded businesses to catapult Noblesville’s economy into the future. The vision for the district is to become a work, play, engage and learn community designed to drive growth from commercial, flex, office, light industrial uses within the city’s targeted industries.

“We realize that advanced technology companies are looking to relocate here – companies that focus on growth and invention. We want to make sure we are fostering that innovative spirit and Innovation One fits perfectly into that vision,” Jensen added. The total capital investment is $12.6 million. The City will contribute the 8.5-acre City-owned property in Innovation Mile, located just east of Borg Warner. The incentives were approved at the April 12th Common Council meeting.