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August 18th, 2021

Cook Medical Canton expanding, hiring over 100 manufacturing employees

Canton, Ill. — Cook Medical is hiring over 100 manufacturing employees and five professional positions at our facility in Canton, Illinois. The expanded manufacturing capabilities will help Cook meet patient and customer needs for medical devices. In addition to providing jobs for the local economy where employees can receive pay starting at $15/hour for lifesaving work, the extra positions will also support growth for the future of the company.

Cook Medical’s facility in Canton, Illinois

Cook Medical was named one of America’s best places to work by Forbes for both 2018 and 2019. We were also named one of America’s best places to work for women in 2019. In addition to $15/hour pay, Cook offers a highly competitive benefit package to employees, including:

No need to have a high school diploma to apply—we will help you get one! We can help you get a high school equivalency diploma (GED) for free. You can apply to positions without a diploma here.

“Cook is thrilled to hire more employees in the Canton facility. We are upholding Bill Cook’s vision for giving back to the community he grew up in,”said Denise Kirgan, general manager of the Canton facility.

Canton was home to Cook’s founder, Bill Cook. Cook Medical’s decision to expand it’s operations in Canton has proven beneficial to the company and to the community. Since establishing operations in 2010, the area has grown and developed with a $40 million clinic, new retail stores, and new housing units. These amazing advancements are made possible by support from the spirited community and other local businesses. Cook Medical looks forward to investing more in the Canton area as we scale for future patient, customer, and employee needs.

Find out more and apply to open positions here.

About Cook Medical
Since 1963, Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we invent, manufacture and deliver a unique portfolio of medical devices to the healthcare systems of the world. Serving patients is a privilege, and we demand the highest standards of quality, ethics and service. We have remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our communities.

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