R.W. Martin Co., which services and sells pre-owned and rebuilt industrial equipment for the textile care industry, broke ground Thursday for a new remanufacturing facility in Tallmadge.

The new 34,000-square-foot building will be built on five acres in Carmen Industrial Park and is expected to open in May. Martin Co. is retaining its corporate headquarters in Kent.

The site will be used for machinery cleaning, machine repair and quality control inspection, and include state-of-the-art assembly and refinishing areas, Martin Co. said in a release.

“The facility design will improve workflow and process efficiency by utilizing work cells for each operation, minimizing equipment handling,” Chip Ottman, Marin president, said in a news release. “The result will be improved processes and a better finished product for our customers.”