Sunday, February 24, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews
Featured image: The property at 2600 Lexington Street in Broadview, where Reynolds Advanced Materials will be located after the village board approved a business license earlier this month. | Google Earth
During a meeting on Feb. 4, the Broadview Board of Trustees unanimously approved business licenses for two companies that will be operating in the village soon.
Vital Signs Healthcare Training Institute will train certified nursing assistants starting this spring and Reynolds Advanced Materials distributes rubber, plastic and foam materials. The company already has a location in Countryside.
According to the license application, Vital Signs is owned by Evelyn Young-Huff, of Romeoville, with Patricia Davis, of Bellwood, serving as vice-president. Young-Huff had been looking to locate in Maywood before coming to Broadview.
The training center will operate on land owned by the Broadview Park District at 2400 S. 24th Ave. According to an online event listing, it will begin offering classes on April 1.
During the Feb. 4 board meeting, trustee Sherman Jones, who previously served as Broadview’s mayor, mentioned that the move has been in the works for several years.
“[Young-Huff] was going to come here a few years ago,” he said. “I’m glad she’s coming now. I think it’s a great opportunity.
Meanwhile, Reynolds Advanced Materials will be opening its Broadview facility at 2600 Lexington Street, in an industrial building previously used by the A&H Bindery, a professional book-binding and restoration company that has since moved to Buffalo Grove.
RAM is based in Easton, Penn. Aside from the Broadview location, it has a total of nine locations. The Countryside location is the only one in Illinois.
As Brandon Hingtgen, who will serve as the Broadview branch manager, explained to the village board, his employer primarily serves as a distributor, but also does “some retail” business.
“Our customers are artists that make props for theme parks [and] haunted houses,” he said.
Broadview building commissioner David Upshaw said that industrial companies use their products as well.
When asked if any of the products pose hazard, Hingtgen siad that “about five percent” of the inventory is hazardous. VFP
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