GOJO, inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announces that it has agreed to lease 1.3 million square feet of space in Wooster, Ohio, which will be used to expand manufacturing and distribution operations. The GOJO Wooster Campus is in addition to the GOJO headquarters in Akron, Ohio, manufacturing and distribution in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and operations worldwide including those in the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico and France.
With the addition of the GOJO Wooster Campus, GOJO anticipates increasing its workforce over the next several years. The company expects to add 30 to 50 new jobs at the GOJO Wooster Campus within the next year and more than a total of 240 jobs as operations expand.
"GOJO expansion has been consistent overtime as our business has grown," says Mark Lerner, GOJO president and chief operating officer. "We are building capacity in Wooster to accommodate anticipated future growth. We look forward to creating new jobs here for Northeast Ohioans and maintaining our commitment to helping this region grow."
The GOJO Wooster Campus is expected to house additional manufacturing capabilities and warehousing. It will take the next six months to a year to update the infrastructure of the facilities and begin operations in Wooster.
"We are very pleased that GOJO has decided to expand its manufacturing operations here in Wooster," says Wooster mayor Bob Breneman. "GOJO is a growing business with strong roots in Northeast Ohio, and its selection of Wooster to expand its operations is a testament to the resources and local advantages provided by our city and this region."
"GOJO is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home, and we are delighted that more than 240 Ohioans will be producing and distributing its world-famous products," says JobsOhio president and chief investment officer John Minor. "Their decision to invest in Wooster is an example of how more companies are choosing Ohio to expand and grow their businesses."
Source: GOJO Industries