Mace Security International, a firm known for its pepper spray, relocated its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters to the former Granite and Marble Building on Carnegie Avenue in midtown Cleveland, Ohio.
An industry leader designing, manufacturing, assembling, marketing and selling a wide range of security products, Mace produces electronic surveillance products, personal defense products, and central station monitoring.
John McCann, Mace CEO said, "The move will increase manufacturing efficiencies, reduce transportation and logistics costs while making a strong contribution to the local economy with the job growth we're bringing to the region," says McCann. "We looked in Cuyahoga County because we knew that it was going to be a great place for our business. The way that Cleveland and Cuyahoga teamed up to put the right incentives together made our location decision easy for me and our business."
The firm received an incentive package that included a $650,000 loan from Cuyahoga County’s Western Reserve Fund. Cuyahoga County provided financial assistance for the purchase and renovation of the freestanding 49,335 square foot manufacturing facility. Mace will create 47 jobs and generate $2,400,000 in payroll.
“Mace is a global brand and we are honored to say that their new headquarters are right here in Cleveland. Their move brings jobs to the county, and situates Mace into a new location that is ideal for their growth. It’s another example of the county working together with cities to encourage companies to choose Northeast Ohio,” says Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.