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Fire-Dex recognized as a 2020 Cascade Capital Business Growth Award Honoree

MEDINA, Ohio — Fire-Dex announces its recognition as a 2020 Cascade Capital Business Growth Honoree. This is the fourth consecutive year and seventh time overall that Fire-Dex has received this award as one of the fastest growing businesses in Northeast Ohio. This year, Fire-Dex was recognized in a special category for the Manufacturing Employee Growth Award.

The Business Growth Awards recognize and honor businesses from a seven-county region in Ohio that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years, creating major economic benefits for the local economy. Fire-Dex received the award October 1st at the Cascade Capital Business Growth Awards virtual conference.

“Despite this year’s challenges, we efficiently adapted by shifting all office staff members to remote positions, while simultaneously launching reusable Isolation PPE for first responders and healthcare workers. This has helped in our efforts to continue growing and hiring new associates” states Steve Allison, President of Fire-Dex, “As we continue to expand, we stay true to our core values as a family owned business focused on serving those who serve. We’re extremely honored to have received the Cascade Capital Business Growth Award for the seventh time.”

Since their origination in 1989, Fire-Dex has acquired four businesses, including Chieftain Manufacturing, TECGEN PPE, Darwood Manufacturing, and most recently, Gear Wash. In 2018, Fire-Dex also expanded their headquarters in Medina, Ohio, bringing 30 plus new jobs to the county.

While Fire-Dex continues to grow at an accelerated pace, they are focused on providing an excellent work environment for their dedicated staff and were also recognized this year with the NorthCoast99 Best Workplaces award for the fifth time.

About Fire-Dex
Fire-Dex is a family-owned, global manufacturer of head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and an Independent Service Provider (ISP) of PPE care and maintenance. Upholding the core values on which it was founded in 1983, Fire-Dex extended its ability “to serve those who serve” with the acquisition of three major brands: Chieftain, TECGEN, and Gear Wash. The headquarters and production facility are in Medina, Ohio, with additional facilities in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Mexico. To learn more, visit