BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Sherwin-Williams announced Thursday that its preliminary development plan for a new facility in Brecksville was shown to the city's planning commission and presentation will be part of a public hearing later this month.
The hearing will be on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
"Sherwin-Williams is excited and honored to be investing in the City of Brecksville. And this latest public meeting was another important step in the Building Our Future journey. Our new R&D Center provides us a significant opportunity to, for the first time, bring together our architectural and industrial coatings R&D functions into one campus. The new center will also provide us a larger footprint for current and future needs, state-of-the-art equipment and a building designed specifically around our workflow, our processes and our collaboration needs," the company said in a statement.
According to Sherwin-Williams, the company's goal for the new site consist of the following:
- Creating a world-class workplace that ignites innovation and productivity through supporting multiple ways for employees to connect and collaborate; and designing a building from the inside out to ensure high efficiency – which is critical when the name of the game is “speed to market”.
- Attracting and retaining the best talent by creating a great workplace experience that is secure, convenient to access and filled with amenities.
- Celebrating the Sherwin-Williams brand by showcasing our products both inside and outside of the buildings; and including a customer innovation center designed for deep engagement, hands-on learning and product development for customers and suppliers.
- Engaging people and driving culture by including a learning and development center where employees and visitors can learn about our products and even practice applying our products in the expanded applications area.
The preliminary site plan shows a location in the 6700 block of Miller Road. The proposed 3-story structure will sit on 118.8 acres. The building will consist of more than 600,000 square feet.
CLICK HERE to view the preliminary site plan.
Sherwin-Williams said its current plan is to break ground on the facility by the end of the year and an estimated transition to the site by the end of 2024.
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