Okada expands Ohio complex with new building

By |  July 19, 2019

Okada America celebrated the expansion of its sales and service center in Medina, Ohio, with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring company president Jim Brown and area dignitaries.

Okada, whose hydraulic breakers have been sold in North America since 1981, embarked on the expansion of its Medina facility in 2018 with the acquisition of a 10,000-sq.-ft. building. Okada’s complex in Medina now includes three buildings.

As part of the expansion, Okada moved administrative and service personnel into the newly acquired building. The original administrative building will now be used as a year-round sales and service training center.

The newest building features an expanded reception lobby, administrative and service offices, kitchen facilities, a product display area, and increased mounted attachments inventory space. Other upgrades are in the service and assembly building, which includes new reinforced concrete floors, a 6-ft.-deep work pit for the dismantling and reassembly of hydraulic hammer top-mounting brackets and power cells, and the installation of a 10-ton overhead crane with a 35-ft. runway.

Joining Brown during the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Dennis Hanwell, the mayor of Medina; Joe Canestraro, trustee of Sharon Township, Ohio; and Jaclyn Ringstmeier, executive director of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.

Okada America was formed in 1996 as a joint-venture company. Within Medina, Okada was initially located at two different locations before settling at its current site.

In addition to the site in Medina, Okada has facilities in Clackamas, Oregon, and Cleburne, Texas. The company has more than 200 distributors across the United States and Canada.

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