CLEANLIFE Energy, developers of custom LED and power supply solutions for commercial, industrial, OEM and niche markets, relocated its headquarters to downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
The company will occupy the lower level of a former Hotcards industrial building at 2400 Superior Ave. The site, a former futon factory, has been converted to provide expanded space for production facilities, electronic assembly, R&D and testing, quality control, and a new showroom, which is set to open in early fall 2016.
According to company officials, the new space means improved office space, expanded production capabilities, new amenities for employees and the opportunity to grow in the future.
"For a high-tech company in Cleveland, we want to have a corporate culture and a business scope that attracts the type of entrepreneurs and business people who want to stay," said CLEANLIFE Energy CEO Justin S. Miller.
"In our new location, we're able to build an infrastructure that will support the future growth of our company. Graduates from local institutions, such as Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, have a lot of opportunities across the country. To keep this type of young talent here, we need to be located in proximity to where people want to live, work and play. At the same time, our ability to participate in creating jobs and revitalizing Cleveland and its surrounding neighborhoods was a major factor in our decision to relocate,” he added.
New operations center is both adjacent to downtown and located in the heart of Cleveland's once thriving garment district. “Around the turn of the 20th century, the garment industry was Cleveland's second largest industry.
CLEANLIFE® is looking to harness the same entrepreneurial and enterprising spirit and mentality of yesteryear that helped catapult the city to one of the premier manufacturing and innovation hubs in the United States in its move to maintain and bring more fresh innovation, brainpower and talent to Cleveland,” company officials said.
To help with renovations of the new headquarters facility, the City of Cleveland in March 2016 issued an $180,000 Vacant Property Initiative Grant to the company.
"CLEANLIFE is a great addition to downtown, run by great entrepreneurs," said Bobby George, the building's owner and a major supporter of Cleveland-based entrepreneurship. "It's great to take a building that is primarily vacant and turn it in to a place to help attract other tenants. It is exactly what CLEANLIFE needs to thrive."
On helping to fill a once vacant downtown Cleveland building, George added, "I love working with entrepreneurs. In addition to CLEANLIFE, there are fourteen workspaces. Each one is occupied by an entrepreneur with a vision."