R.W. Martin Company, a provider of new and pre-owned industrial plant equipment and remanufacturing services for the textile care industry, is completing the final transition phase to its new headquarters at 4675 Mogadore Road, earlier than expected, according to a news release. The strategic move to the Carmen Industrial Park, located in Tallmadge, Ohio in Portage County, stems from Martin’s unprecedented growth in the last five years and underscores its commitment to remaining in Portage County.
The Company will now operate solely out of its new 34,000 square foot state of the art remanufacturing facility constructed in 2018, and corporate office scheduled for completion by November 2019. The 6,200 square foot office expansion, originally slated for 2020-21, was fast tracked to accommodate the company’s growing sales, marketing and customer service operations. The new space reflects the innovative culture of Martin and strives to make it a great place to work. The sustainable, contemporary workplace features technology-enabled conference rooms and offices where teams can collaborate with customers, partners and staff both remotely and face-to-face.
“The efficiencies gained by having our shop, parts, sales, and administrative teams together is another piece of the new business model that ensures R.W. Martin’s growth going forward,” said Chip Ottman, company president. “Today’s markets demand quick information and faster order turn-around. The centralized operation concept was implemented with those demands in mind.”
Martin’s operations previously occupied a remanufacturing facility in Ravenna, Ohio, various warehouse spaces in the Kent/Ravenna area, and a 9,500 square foot main office located at 310 Park Avenue in Kent’s Historic West River Neighborhood that has served as the Company’s headquarters for 51 years.
The new facility was designed by David Pelligra & Architects, Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and construction was performed by Campbell Construction, Inc. of Wooster, Ohio. Paul F Keller Construction of Stow, Ohio is managing the new office construction.