Sherwin-Williams will stay in Cleveland, move R&D to Brecksville, sources say

The Sherwin-Williams Co., one of the region’s most prominent employers, will build its new headquarters in the heart of downtown Cleveland, where offices will rise from a sea of pavement west of Public Square.

On Thursday morning, the global paint manufacturer will announce plans for the headquarters project and for new research and development facilities in Brecksville, according to sources who spoke to The Plain Dealer on the condition of anonymity.

In an email late Wednesday, a Sherwin-Williams spokeswoman said, “We have nothing new to report. When we have an update, we’ll issue an official announcement.”

That announcement will end years of rumors and months of speculation about the intentions of the publicly traded company, a 154-year-old business founded in Cleveland and based in the same downtown office complex for nearly a century.

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