Vacant Building New Home For Emerging Company

In August, Huck Medical Technologies, Inc. (Huck) executed a lease-purchase contract for a 25,000 SF building in Jacksonville. The building was formerly occupied by a home healthcare provider, but had been vacant for approximately one-year.


The owner of the property, Aubrey Keith, stated the following regarding his experience with the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO), “My first contact with [JEDCO] was by your letter of February 20, 2018 regarding your offer to help with the sale of the building and land on 111 Cash St. Approximately five (5) months later I signed an agreement to lease with an option to purchase the property with Huck Medical Technologies, Inc. Thanks to the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation for your help in completing this transaction. Also, I would like to thank the citizens of Jacksonville and Cherokee county for their support and patronage of Grace Visiting Nurses and Grace Healthcare Services for our great 25 years in [Jacksonville].”


“Mr. Keith responded promptly to our outreach and worked closely with us as we tried to find him a desirable user for his property. We owe him many thanks for his patience and willingness to work with us in attracting Huck”, said JEDCO President James Hubbard. “As the property transitions, it is now our goal to support the growth and success of Huck.”


Huck is led by President and CEO, David Nichols who has over 30-years of experience in the design, development, testing, and manufacture of medical devices. Mr. Nichols was directly responsible for the success of other large medical device manufacturing companies in East Texas, one of which grew to over 350-employees.


“Our decision to locate in Jacksonville stemmed from relationships I have built within the industry, and the proximity of reputable supporting services such as machine shops and plastic molders”, said Nichols. “Securing this building is a strategic long-term play to provide the space we will need to grow.”


The Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) was established in 1995 by the voters of Jacksonville. JEDCO is a Type B corporation governed by State Law and operates on revenue from a 1⁄2 cent sales tax. JEDCO is led by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Jacksonville City Council.




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