COMTEX Breaks Ground On $20 Million Facility

  • 10/4/2018 5:39:09 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - The rain couldn't stop Central Ohio Medical Textiles (COMTEX) from breaking ground (and blessing it) at the site of the future $20 million medical and health care laundry facility in Ashland.

The site is located on U.S. 250 near I-71, and Ashland Mayor Matt Miller says he is "honored that they chose to have a presence here."

COMTEX's presence should bring anywhere between 75-100 jobs to Ashland when their doors open, thanks to the $20 million invested by OhioHealth and Mount Carmel Health System. The new building, which is projected to open in 2019, is expected to handle more than 19 million pounds of linen in its first year, with the volume and the number of jobs increasing over time.

Heather Brandon, Chair of COMTEX Board of Directors, Rick Jett, Vice-Chair of the board, Mayor Miller, and Grow Ashland Executive Director Kathryn Goon all made opening remarks before Jim Letourneau led a blessing of the grounds, complete with a prayer.

Brandon, Goon, Miller, and Jett were joined by Michael Holland of OhioHealth, Scott McLaughlin of Mount Carmel, Myles Noel of COMTEX, Mark Hollern of M+A Architects, Randy Payne of Adena Construction, Frank Hartley of Dynamix Engineering, Ashland County Commissioner Mike Welch, and Al Farnum of Ashland City Council to break ground at the site. Afterward, refreshments were served for all.

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