Manitowoc stays in Collinwood, chooses St. Clair Avenue for its North American corporate headquarters
After 6 months of very private discussions and negotiations with my office and the City’s Department of Economic Development, Manitowoc, the parent company of Cleveland Range, located at 1333 East 179 Street, at St Clair Avenue, as of 12 o’clock, Today, September 7th, 2012, has announced officially that they are staying in Cleveland’s Ward 11 community.
The Company based in Ward 11’s Nottingham Village neighborhood had contemplated consolidating its North American operations and moving to Indiana. However, working together with the Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC), Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the City’s Economic Development Department and my office we were able to put together a more comprehensive package which Cleveland Range officials realized was in the best interest of their company, shareholders and their employees.
As a result, they will keep their facilities here and construct their new multi-million dollar North American headquarters right here in Ward 11 on St Clair Avenue. How about that?!
My sincere thanks and appreciation to the Mayor’s Director of the City’s Economic Development, Ms. Tracey Nichols, for her hard work and dedication to what was called privately, “Operation Robin Hood.” Get the connection to the Nottingham Village Neighborhood?
You will hear more information about our new initiative along St Clair – to be known as the Nottingham Village Commerce Park Project. Manitowoc and Cleveland Range will be the linchpin of this initiative. Stay tuned for future updates and announcements in partnership with Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation.
On behalf of the Ward 11 community I want to thank Mr. John Stevenson, VP and General Manager of Manitowoc Foodservice Ovens- Americas, for his belief in and commitment to our community. We look forward to seeing the ground breaking, construction and ribbon cutting of this new state-of-the-art Corporate headquarters.