Va. medical device firm expanding in western Pa.

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — A Virginia company that makes parts for medical devices and surgical instruments plans to expand with an assembly room in western Pennsylvania that will employ about 60 people.

Officials at Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc. say the "clean-room" assembly area will be built in space it will lease in the Cranberry Business Park, about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Cadence makes parts for medical device companies in other parts of the country, but anticipates landing contracts to provide parts to a growing number of Pittsburgh-area medical device makers.

Cadence also has assembly facilities in Rhode Island and Virginia.

Company president Alan Connor tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/U2pSo9 ) that Cadence has already hired four employees and will open the facility early next year.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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