Cleveland Vibrator announces expansion

Company is relocating and expanding its headquarters and manufacturing operations.

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September 26, 2019

Cleveland Vibrator Co. has announced that it has initiated the process of relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Cleveland’s near west side to a larger facility on the city’s south side.

CEO Craig Macklin says, “Relocation of headquarters’ personnel and equipment should be complete by the first of the year. We have seen our growth accelerate over the past eight years, and we need a larger space to continue serving our customers at the highest level. We are very excited about moving to a larger space and more modern facility.”

Cleveland Vibrator, in business since 1923 and at its current location since 1953, is moving into space previously occupied by Watt Printing Co. at 4544 Hinckley Industrial Pkwy. The new facility has a capacity of 54,000 square feet with a 6,000-square-foot mezzanine. The company says it plans to occupy 37,000 square feet and lease out the remaining space.

Cleveland Vibrator offers industrial vibration solutions, including vibratory feeders and vibratory screeners, for a host of industries, including mining, agriculture, pharmaceutical, food, medical, powders, foundry, aggregate, recycling and more. Current headquarters and production operations are in a 28,000-square-foot building at 2828 Clinton Ave. in Cleveland.

Macklin says the company will invest in the new space and foresees the need to add employees once the move is complete. Plans are to improve truck dock space; rework electric power distribution; install overhead cranes, paint booths and weld fume exhaust system; add new machining equipment; and renovate the office and production areas.

“This is more than a move for us. This is a transformation of our facility and a major event in a new phase of the company’s growth and history,” he adds. “And, it would not be possible were it not for our tremendous team of employees and external partners.”

The company has partnered with the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) to guide the transformation and the overall move; CBRE Realty and CBRE Construction Management; Brouse McDowell LPA; City Architecture; and The Snavely Co. Cleveland Vibrator has received grant funding approval from the state of Ohio through JobsOhio and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority. The city of Cleveland also has committed assistance to the project through the Vacant Property Initiative.