R.W. Martin Co. Breaks Ground for New Facility

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From left to right: David Pelligra, David Pelligra & Architects Inc.; Jeff Campbell, Campbell Construction; Shawn Martin, CEO, R.W. Martin Co.; David Kline, Mayor of Tallmadge; Rita Weinberg, Tallmadge Economic Developer; Chip Ottman, president, R.W. Martin Co. (Photo: R.W. Martin Co.)

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Remanufacturing company expanding space for machine cleaning, repair, quality control

KENT, Ohio —  R.W. Martin Co., a provider of pre-owned and rebuilt industrial equipment for the textile care industry, officially broke ground for its new remanufacturing facility Jan. 25, the company reports.

Situated on five acres in the Carmen Industrial Park located in Tallmadge, Ohio, in Portage County, R.W. Martin Co. says the new 34,000-square-foot building will include expanded workspace for machinery cleaning, all levels of machine repair and quality control inspection. The facility will also feature state-of-the-art assembly and refinishing areas.

When completed, a 4,800-square-foot upper mezzanine and overhead crane will enable optimum storage and safe handling of equipment inventory awaiting shipment.

“After several years of searching for the optimal space, new construction was determined to be the best way to address our operation's unique requirements,” explains President Chip Ottman. “The facility design will improve workflow and process efficiency by utilizing work cells for each operation, minimizing equipment handling. The result will be improved processes and a better finished product for our customers.”

The facility was designed by David Pelligra & Architects Inc., located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Construction is being handled by Campbell Construction Inc. of Wooster, Ohio.

R.W. Martin Co. says it will continue to maintain its corporate offices in Kent. The new location will open in May 2018 to serve as the company’s shop and warehouse operations facility.

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