KENT, Ohio—Kent Elastomer Products Inc. is expanding its headquarters to accommodate its growing work force.
The firm broke ground on an extension to the office area of its Kent facility, which is set to include several office and meeting rooms. Kent said the move will allow it to take advantage of more opportunities to grow as a business by offering more employment to the local community and extend opportunities for its current work force.
The firm plans to invest millions in expanding infrastructure and capabilities during the next two years.
"We have a lot of great people here that need to have an opportunity to be able to grow," President Bob Oborn said in a statement.
Kent Elastomer Products makes and distributes tubing made from latex, thermoplastic elastomers and polyvinyl chloride, Free-Band-branded non-latex tourniquets and dip molded products. It operates three facilities in Ohio—its latex manufacturing site in Kent, thermoplastic elastomer extrusion and assembly operations Mogadore and processing, assembly, quality and shipping operations in Winesburg.