According to a report from WRTV, 100 jobs are coming to the Indianapolis, Indiana, area through Bloomington-based Cook Medical.
In 2021, the area near 38th and Sheridan will house a new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Currently the site of an abandoned church, the structure is now is in the process of being torn down. Cook Group and Cook Medical President Peter Yonkman said the company’s future workers will make catheters, needles, wire, and other devices doctors need during surgery.
Goodwill Industries will operate the building and hire employees for Cook Medical while offering wrap-around services for mental and physical health services, and support for substance use disorders. But before the first employee reports for work, Cook medical has set a goal to hire all minority contractors to build the faculty.
Yonkman said that their goal is to hire people as close and as local to the community as possible. In addition, its location along the IndyGo Purple Line as well as the company’s program that offers workers access to free education, from the high school level all the way to a master’s degree, is intentional.
The hiring process for the incoming Cook Medical facility will begin in January, with pay for most production positions beginning at $13 an hour.