- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A Fort Wayne company says it is spending about $2.1 million on equipment and factory renovations to produce therapeutic products aimed at easing anxiety, learning challenges and sleep issues.

Gov. Mike Pence joined local officials and leaders of Excellon Technologies Inc. in an announcement Tuesday of the project for the line of weighted garments, blankets and toys.

Excellon says the CapeAble Sensory Products line is designed to create deep pressure on muscles and joints to relieve stress and help those with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder and Parkinson’s disease. The company says the products are being tested at a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital.

Excellon says it is hiring seamstresses, tailors and support personnel at its Fort Wayne facility and intends to add up to 415 workers by 2019.

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