Fillauer Company Prosthetics Director addresses Chattanooga Engineers Club about R&D expansion

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – A 100-year-old family-owned business headquartered in Chattanooga hopes to help amputees walk more normally, and the new technology means a big boost to the local economy.
    Fillauer Company is moving a branch of its operations from California to Amnicola Highway.
    The company’s director of prosthetics addressed the Chattanooga Engineer’s Club Monday.
    Samuel Hale said more R&D jobs are coming to Chattanooga.
    He said, "We’re bringing in quite a few jobs.  We’re expanding our capacity that we already had here by about an extra 30%.  What it’s going to give us the ability to do is give us the ability to do is to be a lot more competitive globally, to be able to produce a product at a better price."
    The high-tech prosthetics unit is working on products including a micro-processing ankle.
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