DCEDC Welcomes Cadence Inc. to Door County!

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is pleased to welcome Cadence, Inc. to the Door County business community! Cadence Inc., a leading contract manufacturer and maker of complex components and sub-assemblies for medical device and life sciences companies worldwide, recently announced that it has acquired three operating business units of Plainfield Precision Holdings, including Plainfield Precision of Sturgeon Bay.
Cadence manufactures the critical elements of the most complex minimally invasive surgical devices in the world, enabling these devices to perform better and improve patient outcomes. This acquisition firmly positions Cadence within the top global providers of technologies and services used in advanced surgical products. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence now employs more than 400 people worldwide with other facilities in Cranston, RI, Pittsburgh, PA, Plymouth, MA, and the Dominican Republic.”Cadence is an excellent culture fit for both our employees and customers and I view this as a great opportunity for our operation and community,” said Sandy Sekadlo, Vice President, Sturgeon Bay Operation for Cadence. “Cadence’s strong reputation in the medical market coupled with their technical depth and overall business philosophies should position us well for growth.”

“We are very happy to see Cadence’s investment in Door County,” said DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir. “We are optimistic about the growth of Cadence in our community and commend Sandy for all of her years of outstanding work to sustain their operations in Sturgeon Bay with numerous previous owners. We are excited for her and the current employees to be affiliated with a strong company that can support their continued growth into the future.”

DCEDC, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the City of Sturgeon Bay have been working with representatives from Cadence to assess their needs and discuss how to support their continued growth in the community. “This business has been here for over 40 years and we need to insure it survives for another 40,” said Carl Palermo, Executive Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development with Cadence.

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