BOMET buys 10 acres of Medina Business Park for new recycling operation

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 October 2020 at 10:07 am

Company expected to add about 25 employees at new site

MEDINA – The Orleans Economic Development Agency approved a deal this morning, selling 10 acres of vacant land at the Medina Business Park to a Canadian company for $200,000 or $20,000 an acre.

The company plans a new 37,000-square foot facility at 100 Marcia Tuohey Way, the northside of the road facing Bates Road.

The company, BOMET Recovery, already operates BOMET Recycling in Albion. The site in Albion at 152 McKinstry St. handles electronics recycling and will stay open focused on that business.

The Medina operation will be different with single-use recycling or a “remanufacturing” of plastics.

Jim Whipple, the Orleans EDA chief executive officer, said BOMET is expected to start construction within a year.

“They’re excited,” he said. “They want to start.”

The company is expected to have 25 employees when it opens the Medina site.

The Canadian company is led by Zhan “Bo” Zhang and is based in Cambridge, Ontario. Whipple said has proven to be a good employer in the county. The company in 2013 bought a warehouse on McKinstry Street in Albion for $176,000. That building had been vacant for about a decade.

BOMET did significant renovations including a new roof at the property, where electronics are recycled.

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