The Sherwin-Williams Company announced five firms that have been selected for the minority construction management role for the Building Our Future project, which includes the new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and the new R&D center in Brecksville. Additional firms are expected to be added for multiple roles as the project progresses, including design and landscape architects.
The initial set of selected firms will provide construction management services, with four of the five also providing skilled trades employees that are able to perform activities such as carpentry, millwork and painting. The firms are based in Northeast Ohio and are either minority-owned or female-owned.
"We are excited to welcome these talented firms to the Building Our Future project and work together to create exceptional facilities that will further ignite innovation, creativity and collaboration," said John G. Morikis, Sherwin-Williams Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We understand the impact these sites will have on our community. Since the beginning of this project, it has been our goal to involve local organizations, especially those that are minority owned and female owned, throughout the design and construction processes. We look forward to announcing the involvement of additional minority-owned, female-owned and small businesses as we move forward."
Sherwin-Williams is committed to inclusion, diversity and equity and has extended this commitment to the Building Our Future project. Since announcing the project, the Company has worked proactively with community, city, county and state leaders, along with local organizations and trade partners to identify and create opportunities for minority-owned, female-owned and small businesses to participate.