COSHOCTON − Two local businesses recently received Community Improvement Awards from the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce for expansions aimed at promoting local growth.
MFM Building Products was recognized for completing its $8 million expansion project in November. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is proud to open a new walk-in clinic in Warsaw in December. Delegates receive medals at the Chamber’s quarterly luncheon at the M Events Center.
MFM held a groundbreaking ceremony in March 2021 to build a new 46,000-square-foot warehouse for raw materials and some finished goods. This allowed for the addition of new product lines in the main building. Another building storing raw materials was also converted into office space. A building once used as a warehouse and offices was razed to become a green space and car park.
The company produces exterior self-adhesive waterproofing membranes for the construction industry. Examples include waterproofing under roof tiles and around windows. MFM sells products to direct resellers, not contractors or the general public. MFM has operations throughout North America and some overseas countries such as Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
“It’s been a tough build because of supply chain issues,” executive manager Paul Bratton said of the project’s delays. “It’s a tough build, but very rewarding.”
CRMC opened two walk-in clinics in December, the other in Newcomerstown. These clinics are designed to take care of local patients who need medical attention and cannot wait for an appointment. These clinics also provide options for individuals seeking care without an established primary care provider. A variety of services will be provided to community members with general illness and minor injuries.
The Warsaw clinic has 3 employees and sees 15 to 20 patients per day. It includes three exam rooms, laboratories, vendor offices, halls and registration areas. Eventually telemedicine and some mental health services may be added.
CRMC Chief Executive Stephanie Conn said: “We are delighted to open this clinic in Warsaw and bring primary care closer to villages and communities. We are delighted to serve the community in this capacity.”
In other Chamber news:
∎ Amy Crown, executive director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, said they had 32 new Chamber members in 2022, 26 were nominated to the Small Business Development Center, and 14 cut the ribbon.
∎ Jandi Adams of Clary Gardens will join the Chamber of Commerce Board in February.
∎ Brie Conkle became Project Manager for the Chamber of Commerce Office in December.
∎ A free Health, Safety and Wellness Fair will be held March 11th at Kids America, 1600 Otsego Ave, 8:00am-noon. There are about 75 suppliers. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and CRMC.
∎ Mixed meeting will be held at Sorrell’s on the Square, 119 N. Third St. on February 16th at 4:30 p.m.
∎ On February 22nd at 8 a.m., there will be coffee and business in the cafeteria in Montgomery Hall on Ohio Central Technical College’s Coshocton campus. Tiffany Swigert of the Coshocton Port Authority will talk about the agency’s revolving loan fund to assist new or existing businesses.
Leonard Hayhurst is the Coshocton Tribune’s community content coordinator and general news reporter with more than 15 years of local journalism experience and the recipient of several awards from The Associated Press of Ohio. He can be reached at 740-295-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @llhayhurst.