Bloomington-based Cook Group will Friday break ground on its newest facility, located on the site of the former GE refrigeration plant on the city’s west side. The company acquired the site in November and said the development would lead to 500 new jobs over the next 10 years.
The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. The company says it will feature the first step of renovating the site, which includes the beginning of work on a community walking path and a tree planting.
Cook Group said in September it would purchase the property when it announced the $950 million sale of its Cook Pharmica business to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT).