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.