Innovative company to bring 125 new positions to Lorain County
Acorn Stairlifts, America’s leading stairlift manufacturer, announced plans to operate a warehouse and distribution center in Lorain County at the Sheffield Center. In addition to warehouse and distribution operations, the company will expand their technical call center activities as well as back office and light assembly work at the facility. In total, Acorn Stairlifts plans to hire 125 employees to fill the positions. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance at its meeting earlier this month.
Specializing in the manufacture and installation of in-home stairlifts, Acorn Stairlifts plans to service U.S. and Canadian customers from this location.
“The selection of Lorain County is a strategic location decision to service our customers efficiently,” said Northeast Ohio native Shawn Herbst, US VP of Operations for Acorn Stairlifts. “Hailing from this region I also know the talented and dedicated workforce – with its Midwestern work ethic – will ensure our success here.”
The economic development team including ODOD, JobsOhio, Team NEO, Lorain County, and Sheffield Township collaborated to provide the resources needed to advance the project.
The Lorain County Commissioners noted, “We are proud to support this collaborative project between Lorain County, Sheffield Township and the State of Ohio. Our Community Development Department worked tirelessly to bring this company to Lorain County. We welcome Acorn Stairlifts to Lorain County and wish the company success in its endeavors.”
The Sheffield Township Board of Trustees also commented on the project saying, “We are honored to welcome Acorn to the Township. This is a great opportunity to bring 100 plus jobs to Lorain County.”
“Acorn Stairlift is a welcome and exciting addition to Lorain County,” noted Representative Joe Miller | District 56. “Next General Assembly, I look forward to continuing the relationship with local communities to improve infrastructure and site development to allow more companies to come to the county and tap into our talented workforce and bountiful resources.”
The company chose to expand in the Northeast Ohio Region due to the legacy of manufacturing talent and exceptional logistics, including a renowned infrastructure and proximity to key markets.
“We’re excited to welcome a leading company like Acorn Stairlifts to the Northeast Ohio Region,” added Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “This is a great example of how a company can be creative in repurposing an existing space to fit their needs. Along with JobsOhio, ODOD, and our local partners, we look forward to working with Acorn Stairlifts to support its tradition of quality and innovation.”
About Acorn Stairlifts
Since our earliest days in 1992, Acorn has strived to set new standards in quality and innovation for the stairlift industry. Our pioneering designs and engineering excellence have led the way and helped Acorn grow to become the world’s leading independent company specializing solely in the manufacture and installation of stairlifts. Our head office is located in Florida with a network of stairlift surveyors and engineers all over the USA. Over 20 years experience and knowledge means that we are America’s leading stairlift manufacturer. For more information, visit acornstairlifts.com.
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn moreatwww.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.