Jump to content
KJP

Cleveland: Downtown: Sherwin-Williams Headquarters

Recommended Posts

Just now, Chazz Michael Michaels said:

Because they are awesome.  What a depressing world to live in without dreams.  Good luck to you sir

I'm sick of dreaming. I want actual growth in this city. I'm sick of dissapointment and project failure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

The possibility of Sherwin leaving Cleveland proper is very real. Don't even start with this troll accusation. The Jackson administration has an awful reputation with corporate business downtown. I can't even count the number of huge corporate headquarters the city has lost to not only other states, but to its blood sucking suburbs.

I’m not supposed to feed the trolls, but I’ll engage this one time. What the hell are you talking about? Why do you lie? There have been more businesses moving INTO the city from the suburbs during the Jackson administration than moving out. Second of all, how many times do people on this forum have to tell you (including posts from councilmen themselves) that Cleveland is offering a very generous package to SW to stay? I know it’s cute to bash the city and all to a certain breed of Clevelander, but I’m sick and tired of this weak ass, scared of our own shadow, we can’t compete, woe is us mentality. You’ll get no sympathy this way. We know the city is going to offer SW a very generous package to stay, after that, you let the chips fall where they may. Sick of all the bitching and complaining. It’s weak and corny. Someone else on here may want to entertain you with that but not me. Take that sh*t somewhere else

Edited by inlovewithCLE
  • Like 14
  • Love 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

The possibility of Sherwin leaving Cleveland proper is very real. Don't even start with this troll accusation. The Jackson administration has an awful reputation with corporate business downtown. I can't even count the number of huge corporate headquarters the city has lost to not only other states, but to its blood sucking suburbs.

Well you have to admit you have a history of being a pretty negative poster without actually contributing much more to the forum in terms of news and the like.  That said you are entitled to your opinions without being called a troll.

  • Like 2
  • Dislike 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

I'm sick of dreaming. I want actual growth in this city. I'm sick of dissapointment and project failure.

 

Maybe actual growth is occurring... Have you looked at the regional employment data and city of Cleveland income tax revenue data lately?

 

Or, to keep the discussion on topic, have you looked at Sherwin-Williams' local employment data lately? Sometimes I think Clevelanders are so busy wallowing in their own self-pity of a lost, great past that they're missing the successes that are already here.

Edited by KJP
  • Like 5

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SW have options. When you are a company their size you have the ability to request alot in terms of tax cuts and incentives. Hopefully the mayor and Cleveland council members can put up a good fight and offer the incentives that SW will be looking for to build their HQ, but I can bet that their will be mayor's from cities all across the country contacting SW and putting out various package deals. 

 

This is not a slam dunk by any means, and it's up to city leaders to get this done. One misstep could spell trouble. 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, troeros said:

SW have options. When you are a company their size you have the ability to request alot in terms of tax cuts and incentives. Hopefully the mayor and Cleveland council members can put up a good fight and offer the incentives that SW will be looking for to build their HQ, but I can bet that their will be mayor's from cities all across the country contacting SW and putting out various package deals. 

 

This is not a slam dunk by any means, and it's up to city leaders to get this done. One misstep could spell trouble. 

 

 

The city better give every incentive possible. The repercussions of losing Sherwin even to the suburbs is damning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, AsDustinFoxWouldSay said:

The possibility of Sherwin leaving Cleveland proper is very real. Don't even start with this troll accusation. The Jackson administration has an awful reputation with corporate business downtown. I can't even count the number of huge corporate headquarters the city has lost to not only other states, but to its blood sucking suburbs.

 

FWIW I don't think Dustin Fox would say any of that

  • Like 8
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will say one thing however is that the local media is doing a completely awful job in telling the economic success stories that are occurring all around us. I try to do my part but I'm just a small-time blogger. The fact that I've been reporting on Sherwin-Williams HQ search for nearly a year without anybody else doing the same is utterly mind-blowing. The only mainstream media reports were instigated by and linked to my blog! Why does the local media have to rely on press releases before they report anything? Where is the journalistic aggressiveness in trying to get the stories rather than wait for the stories to come to them?

 

I'm about to beat the pants off the local media again with two more stories coming out today or tomorrow. Shame on them.

  • Like 19
  • Love 1

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everybody should just calm down. I fully believe that the city will give Sherman Williams a significant financial package to keep them here. It would be political suicide to let Sherman Williams leave Cleveland. Also what kind of message would we be sending to other perspective businesses that are considering Cleveland as a location. Failure is not an option in this situation and if we cant keep one of our own (Cleveland born and bred) then it will be time for pitch forks and torches to descend upon City Hall!!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, KJP said:

I will say one thing however is that the local media is doing a completely awful job in telling the economic success stories that are occurring all around us. I try to do my part but I'm just a small-time blogger. The fact that I've been reporting on Sherwin-Williams HQ search for nearly a year without anybody else doing the same is utterly mind-blowing. The only mainstream media reports were instigated by and linked to my blog! Why does the local media have to rely on press releases before they report anything? Where is the journalistic aggressiveness in trying to get the stories rather than wait for the stories to come to them?

 

I'm about to beat the pants off the local media again with two more stories coming out today or tomorrow. Shame on them.

 

It's the same reason Browns fans were booing in the first quarter of the first game of the season. A lot of Clevelanders - particularly the ones that haven't shared in the city's success, are addicted to self pity. Depressing will always drive clicks over happy

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, KJP said:

I will say one thing however is that the local media is doing a completely awful job in telling the economic success stories that are occurring all around us. I try to do my part but I'm just a small-time blogger. The fact that I've been reporting on Sherwin-Williams HQ search for nearly a year without anybody else doing the same is utterly mind-blowing. The only mainstream media reports were instigated by and linked to my blog! Why does the local media have to rely on press releases before they report anything? Where is the journalistic aggressiveness in trying to get the stories rather than wait for the stories to come to them?

 

I'm about to beat the pants off the local media again with two more stories coming out today or tomorrow. Shame on them.

The local media sucks. I find myself consistently disappointed that we live in a good sized market (19 in Television, 34 in radio) and we have a very small town-y media. They don’t report well on almost anything. There are some great reporters, don’t get me wrong, but more often than not they’re handcuffed

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, inlovewithCLE said:

The local media sucks. I find myself consistently disappointed that we live in a good sized market (19 in Television, 34 in radio) and we have a very small town-y media. They don’t report well on almost anything. There are some great reporters, don’t get me wrong, but more often than not they’re handcuffed

Cleveland.com is good for sports reporting and that's about it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, RE Developer In Training said:

Cleveland.com is good for sports reporting and that's about it.

The music reporter is very good as well. She does a lot in the local music scene. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^That News19 headline will do more harm than good. If they did it to prompt CLE officials to take action, instead they just got other cities attention and salivating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, KJP said:

I'm about to beat the pants off the local media again with two more stories coming out today or tomorrow. Shame on them.

 

Let's say Today!!!  Is it in regards to new unreported towers? 

 

Any news on the Geis, Realife and CityClub Towers?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know I keep repeating myself but people are going crazy (and I knew that would happen) over what I believe was a throw away sentence in a news release that basically contains no news.  In a few days I have a funny feeling SW's genius PR department is going to be regretting a few things.

  • Like 4
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, RE Developer In Training said:

Cleveland.com is good for sports reporting and that's about it.

They do a really good job reporting census results.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Htsguy said:

I know I keep repeating myself but people are going crazy (and I knew that would happen) over what I believe was a throw away sentence in a news release that basically contains no news.  In a few days I have a funny feeling SW's genius PR department is going to be regretting a few things.

 

I'm not sure that statement was a throwaway sentence. SW has all the right to explore all their options, including different cities and states. They have no obligation to be loyal to one city. At the end of the day they are a business with share holders and there main target is growth and profitablity. If they can achieve that in Cleveland then that's awesome! But they will definitely be thorough and diligent about selecting the site of their next HQ.

  • Dislike 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing has changed from what KJP has been reporting. This is an acknowledgment to his blog posts and probably the reason for the press release. Relax people!

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ oh geez louize.

 

 

5 minutes ago, Htsguy said:

I know I keep repeating myself but people are going crazy (and I knew that would happen) over what I believe was a throw away sentence in a news release that basically contains no news.  In a few days I have a funny feeling SW's genius PR department is going to be regretting a few things.

 

 

^ agreed -- and in no way do i think sw were being purposefully manipulative like amazon was with HQ2. sheesh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, simplythis said:

 

That's some cleveland.com level clickbait right there! Cleveland media seems to be highly skilled in the copy/paste method on press releases. As a publicly traded company, what else would their press release about a new HQ search say?

Edited by flee2thecleve14

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, troeros said:

 

I'm not sure that statement was a throwaway sentence. SW has all the right to explore all their options, including different cities and states. They have no obligation to be loyal to one city. At the end of the day they are a business with share holders and there main target is growth and profitablity. If they can achieve that in Cleveland then that's awesome! But they will definitely be thorough and diligent about selecting the site of their next HQ.

You are 100% correct.  Corporate due diligence is a "thing" and  an important thing to cover your ass, especially for shareholders, to avoid potential lawsuits.  That said dd is often just a show and in my mind it clearly is here. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Florida Guy said:

Nothing has changed from what KJP has been reporting. This is an acknowledgment to his blog posts and probably the reason for the press release. Relax people!

 

I mean can KJP reflect on this statement? Does he know if SW has contacted other construction contractors/developers in other cities and states?

 

Feels like he would have the best input on whether SW is indeed looking at other cities for relocation as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

for pete's sake that remark is a mandatory statement as a ploy for tax breaks and whatever else, but i would not worry about it. at least at this point.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, troeros said:

 

I mean can KJP reflect on this statement? Does he know if SW has contacted other construction contractors/developers in other cities and states?

 

Feels like he would have the best input on whether SW is indeed looking at other cities for relocation as well.

 

Turner and Gilbane are international firms, but my understanding is that their local offices were sent the RFQs. Similar situation with Vocon which is developing site options. Vocon is HQ'd here but they also have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

 

 

Edited by KJP
  • Like 1

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, KJP said:

 

Turner and Gilbane are international firms, but my understanding is that their local offices were sent the RFQs. Similar situation with Vocon which is developing site options. Vocon is HQ'd here but they also have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

 

 

Channel19CarlMondayNews: Sources report SHW considering NYC and Los Angeles!!!!!!! 

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Pugu said:

^That News19 headline will do more harm than good. If they did it to prompt CLE officials to take action, instead they just got other cities attention and salivating.

Quite the contrary I think. The pitchfork public up in arms should light a fire under public officials to see this through. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well the media reaction is sure to win sw a sweetheart deal with the city and state.

 

and frankly, if anyone deserves anything like that kind of corporate welfare its them.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, John D. Baumgardner said:

Just take a gander at what 19 News (WOIO) is spewing ... 

 

I don't like this headline. 😲

 

https://www.cleveland19.com/2019/09/12/sherwin-williams-considering-plan-move-global-headquarters-cleveland/

 

Right!?  Why not say "Sherwin Williams considering plan for new world headquarters"?

 

On another note.  That's a risky release for Sherwin Williams to put out, because some of their employees are probably worried for their jobs.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, NR said:

That's a risky release for Sherwin Williams to put out, because some of their employees are probably worried for their jobs.

 

This is a very good point. They just told up to 4,400 NEO workers that in the next 4 years or so they might have to move out of state or find a new job?  If the workforce wasn't pre-informed that this release would be put out, I'm sure there are lots of questions swirling around today about it and a lot of people will need to be reassured that it indeed is just due diligence.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Sherwin-Williams stays in downtown Cleveland, I'll be the happiest I've ever been.

If they decide to leave Cleveland but stay in NEO, I'll be disappointed but not angry.

If they decide to leave the state, I'll legit never buy their paint again.

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, NR said:

 

Right!?  Why not say "Sherwin Williams considering plan for new world headquarters"?

 

On another note.  That's a risky release for Sherwin Williams to put out, because some of their employees are probably worried for their jobs.

Totally agree. I don't think they played this well at all, especially when you consider the timeline and lack of board approval. I suppose there's a leverage play aspect to it, but did they really need to put out a release to let the city know that they're going to explore all of their options? Seems extremely premature and to your point, likely hampers employee moral and maybe even hiring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy how if the Sherwin-Williams presser didn't include the three words "several other states", the entire narrative would be different and this thread would be 100 posts shorter. 🤣

 

1 minute ago, PittsburgoDelendaEst said:

 

This is a very good point. They just told up to 4,400 NEO workers that in the next 4 years or so they might have to move out of state or find a new job?  If the workforce wasn't pre-informed that this release would be put out, I'm sure there are lots of questions swirling around today about it and a lot of people will need to be reassured that it indeed is just due diligence.  

 

Agreed. I think at least some word would get out from the employees if they were being told to pack up and leave in 4 years and no one told them anything beforehand.

Imagine the wild rumors circulating in HQ and R&D, the chaos... 🤣

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, MostlyThere14 said:

Totally agree. I don't think they played this well at all, especially when you consider the timeline and lack of board approval. I suppose there's a leverage play aspect to it, but did they really need to put out a release to let the city know that they're going to explore all of their options? Seems extremely premature and to your point, likely hampers employee moral and maybe even hiring.

 

I blame KJP...

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out this informational video produced by Sherwin-Williams. It provides a historical timeline of what has been a very transformative and very successful corporation.

 

Cleveland and other local officials BEST NOT drop the ball on this matter ... Losing a corporate giant like this would be a death blow to the city all the way around.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, inlovewithCLE said:

I’m not supposed to feed the trolls, but I’ll engage this one time. What the hell are you talking about? Why do you lie? There have been more businesses moving INTO the city from the suburbs during the Jackson administration than moving out. Second of all, how many times do people on this forum have to tell you (including posts from councilmen themselves) that Cleveland is offering a very generous package to SW to stay? I know it’s cute to bash the city and all to a certain breed of Clevelander, but I’m sick and tired of this weak ass, scared of our own shadow, we can’t compete, woe is us mentality. You’ll get no sympathy this way. We know the city is going to offer SW a very generous package to stay, after that, you let the chips fall where they may. Sick of all the bitching and complaining. It’s weak and corny. Someone else on here may want to entertain you with that but not me. Take that sh*t somewhere else

My only hope is that when those SHW cranes are hard at work over downtown, the people that read this press release and said “woe is me” will have a whole new psyche.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So after the press release, the CEO sent out another reminder email to all their employees to keep their mouths shut if they had any more info. One of my buddies in the financial dep. actually has no idea about any of the details, and everyone's just going apesh*t in their offices trying to figure this out. The only thing that he does say is that there is a new building involved, but he doesn't know where it is but i told him some addl' info so that way he can spread the word.

 

 

Screenshot_20190912-094815-1.png

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^Big blunder, SHW. Not sending this release out to employees with the foresight to see this "chaos" happening and letting rumors and intrigue run rampant? Crazy to hear all of this confirmed coming from the inside...

If enough people at SHW now are "going crazy" about their future prospects and what'll happen to them/their jobs in four or so years, then I say the ball is definitely in SHW's court. 

How they react to a) the media possibly pushing the narrative that they are leaving NEO altogether and b) the general public pushing the narrative that it would kill the metaphorical heart of the city if they left, will be very interesting to see...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They’re gonna need to settle this soon. My new next door neighbor (SHW sales exec of some capacity)  bought one of those $450000 Relief Property Lakewood rehabs this summer. He’d probably like to know.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...