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|Medical Manufacturer Expanding in Canton
|A medical manufacturing company founded by a late Canton resident is expanding again, and once again is using land the former International Harvester plant once sat on.
Officials from Cook Medical Group broke ground Monday on a $15 million plant that will deal solely in polymer used in the tubing of some of the medical devices the Bloomington, Indiana-based plant makes.
Canton Mayor Kevin Meade says it's just the continuation of what has become a great relationship.
"They are more than just a business partner with us they are our families and they have come to mean a lot to us and this community and really have become a part of the family of Canton and we consider them and treat them as family, they treat us as family and we could not ask for a better partner in any business development that we do than the cook group and their representatives here."
The new plant will be open within two years, though some hiring should be done this summer. Officials say 30 jobs are to be created by the new plant, to be located behind Cook Medical's plant in Canton that just opened up several months ago.
The groundbreaking was also part tribute to Bill Cook, who died in mid-April, and for whom a memorial service was held prior to the groundbreaking.
(Sate Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Center, joins Canton and other leaders at the groundbreaking for Cook Polymer Technologies on Monday.)
(Officials break ground on Cook Polymer Technologies Monday. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
(An artist's rendering of the new Cook Polymer Technologies plant in Canton when it opens. Submitted graphic.)
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