February 12, 2020

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Sherwin-Williams to Open New HQ, R&D Facility in Ohio

Paints and coatings manufacturer and distributor Sherwin-Williams is committing about $600 million to relocate its headquarters to Cleveland and open a new research and development (R&D) facility in Brecksville, OH.  

“Driven by our continued need to serve our customers at the highest level and retain and attract top talent, we intend to create a next-generation workplace environment that ignites creativity, collaboration, and industry-leading innovation,” the firm’s chairman and chief executive officer, John G. Morikis, said in a recent release announcing the project. “We currently operate out of a 90-year-old headquarters building that has served us well, but is no longer conducive to meeting our future needs.”

Over 3500 employees will work in the 500,000 sq ft R&D facility and 1,000,000 sq ft headquarters. The company said about 400 new jobs, including chemists, engineers, and other professional staff, could be added to the sites in the future. 

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Sherwin-Williams selected the Ohio sites after a nation-wide search. The company said it chose Brecksville and Cleveland for the new facilities because they have “proven to be the most attractive in enhancing our ability to serve customers and attract top talent over the long term.”

The company will not move into the new headquarters and R&D facility until 2023 or later. 

Plans for the relocation of the firm's headquarters were first announced in September 2019. Sherwin-Williams' current headquarters is also located in Cleveland and was opened in 1930. 

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