Location, location, location. Situated on Lake Erie at the convergence of numerous railroad lines, Cleveland’s Advanced Materials & Manufacturing industry is an ideal meeting place for iron ore, coal and other raw materials. Logistically, you can’t get better than Cleveland’s location combined with our long, proud history of production, a dedicated workforce and a considerably low cost of doing business compared to similar coastal cities.
Since its founding in 1866, Sherwin-Williams has grown in Cleveland to become one of the largest producers of paints and coatings in the U.S. and distributes around the world.
There’s a whole supply of resources to go around. Cleveland provides a variety of services from small business paints and coatings to headquarter offices. The recent focus on growth and innovation combined with a strong push for economic development in Cleveland have been major forces in the rebounding of the Manufacturing Industry in Northeast Ohio; making it a renowned center for steel and metals production that accounts for a large portion of the overall national output.
Two Cleveland colleges provide substantive career training programs for students in the area; Ohio Technical College and Cuyahoga Community College, whose Manufacturing Technology Center is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. Ohio Technical College offers more than a dozen automotive-related hands-on training programs, from manufacturing, to repair or restoration.