AKRON, Ohio and WOOSTER, Ohio, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GOJO, inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, announced today 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 30-50 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," said 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
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," said 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," said 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."
GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL Hand Sanitizer in away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO® and PROVON® brand names. Since 1946, GOJO has been the leader in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Japan and France.
SOURCE GOJO Industries