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100 New Jobs Coming as Vita-Mix Opens Plant in Strongsville

Olmsted Township blender manufacturer plans to expand by end of year

Vita-Mix Corp., the Olmsted Township-based manufacturer of high-end blenders, is planning to expand into Strongsville this fall, creating about 100 new jobs.

"We're ecstatic," said Ben Stankewicz, assistant to Mayor Tom Perciak. "These are manufacturing jobs, and they're saying 100 to start -- there may be more."

The company announced it is leasing a 175,000-square-foot warehouse at 23221 Morgan Court, which is off Lunn Road between Foltz Parkway and Marks Road.

Mayor Tom Perciak could not be reached for comment Thursday morning.

The company has leased the space for five years.

The 91-year-old family-run company employs more than 500 people and is currently building a $10 million expansion to its headquarters on Usher Road.

By year's end, about 300 current workers will have moved to the Strongsville site, leaving about 250 in Olmsted Township.

The expansion will create about 100 new jobs by the end of 2012, the company told Strongsville officials. 

The company accepts applications through its website.

Vita-Mix does all its own design and manufacturing work at its local facility. Its high-performance blenders sell for about $450. 

Tom Brennan August 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Nothing against any of the small businesses that have opened up in Strongsville recently, but this is more of the type of job/business growth we need. Really, how many cupcake shops and frozen yogurt places can this city support? Though looking at the physical condition of many Strongsville residents, like the American populace in general, there will never be a shortage of demand for bad food choices. Anyhow, this news is more like it, and it doesn't appear that the Pearl South widening project had any bearing on this business decision. I'm generally very pessimistic/cynical in regards to Strongsville news, but this looks like a win/win situation. Finally!

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