ARDEN HILLS, MN—Zeus, a South Carolina-based polymer company intent on growing its medical technology division, will build a new assembly plant here to produce vascular catheters. The 76,000-square-foot factory is expected to create 100 jobs.

The factory will include a research and design space and clean room for designing, developing and testing new catheter prototypes. The factory will be equipped with the latest manufacturing technology, including laser cutting and welding.

Founded 57 years ago, Zeus is better known for its work with fiber optic cables, engineered plastics for the automotive industry, and insulated wires for the oil and energy industries. Zeus, which employs 2,200 people, maintains corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, Ireland and China. The Arden Hills facility will be its 11th manufacturing location.