Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Written by Chuck Soder.
Selling three spinal implant companies for $200 million just wasn’t enough for Randy Theken.
So he started three new companies, hired 25 people and bought a 3-D printer that can make things out of titanium.
Now he’s about to start building a highly automated manufacturing plant in Akron. It’ll be right next to the Theken Terminal — a former airport terminal that houses the so-called “NextStep” family of companies.
The $12 million plant will serve as the center of operations for one of his new companies, NextStep AM, which stands for “additive manufacturing.”
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Originally published June 14, 2015.