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Cook Medical To Open New U.S. Medical Device Manufacturing Plant in Canton, IL

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:31am

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At the opening of its newest U.S.-based manufacturing plant, Cook Medical President Kem Hawkins will discuss the impact reinvestment in small-town American cities such as Cook’s two plants in Canton, which have a combined investment cost of approximately $40 million, could have in reinvigorating America’s economy. Over its 49-year history, Cook has reinvested more than $1.5 billion in medical device manufacturing facilities that now employ about 10,000 in the U.S. and in select sites overseas, a growth strategy Cook executives hope to continue.

Other speakers will include U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-IL, and Canton Mayor Kevin Meade, whose remarks will focus on the remarkable turnaround his city has experienced thanks to Cook’s vision of building small-scale medical manufacturing plants in small communities where a high-skill workforce and other economic development assets are readily available.

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