- Three acres near landing gear manufacturing facility to be used for
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 1, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich
Corporation (NYSE: GR) donated roughly three acres of land to the city of
Cleveland, Ohio to be used in community redevelopment efforts. The land is
adjacent to Goodrich's existing Landing Gear manufacturing facilities on
Marble Avenue, part of Cleveland's historic Slavic Village neighborhood. A
ceremony involving Goodrich employees and Cleveland civic leaders was held at
the facility today to commemorate the donation.
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson said, "This land donation by Goodrich
serves as an example of responsible corporate citizenship. Their willingness
to work with the City and local partners to put vacant land back into
productive use is particularly meaningful to area property owners and our
efforts to restore the neighborhood."
Tony Brancatelli, Cleveland City Councilman for the Slavic Village area,
said, "This generous donation by Goodrich helps provide additional land as we
create a new vision for our community. The significant investments occurring
in and around South High School will have a long term positive impact on our
neighborhood as we plan for our future."
Ben Campbell, Commercial Development Officer for Slavic Village
Development Corporation, said, "We have appreciated support from Goodrich for
local projects including the Morgana Bike Trail and the new South High School
athletic field. This generous donation of real estate will allow us to move
forward with plans for redevelopment as well as an opportunity to use a
greenbelt to buffer industrial uses."
Mike Brand, president, Landing Gear at Goodrich, said, "As a longtime
employer in Cleveland, Goodrich is proud to donate this land to the city.
Many of our employees grew up in this area, and we appreciate the cooperative
efforts of our civic leaders and the Slavic Village Development Corporation to
bring creative solutions to our community."
The Goodrich Landing Gear facility on Marble Avenue in Cleveland produces
landing gear for military aircraft such as the C-17 Globemaster, F-15 Eagle,
F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet and F-35 Lightning II, as well as some Boeing large
commercial aircraft. The facility currently employs 472 people in various
disciplines including manufacturing, engineering and support functions.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of
systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With
one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the
industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide
manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit
Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent
company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as
"Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.
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