Since purchasing the 966,000-square-foot, 66-acre former GM Fisher Body Plant at 20001 Euclid Avenue in late 2014, 525,000 SF of which HGR has leased since 1998, plans have been in the works to invest $10-12 million in a renovation. The company already has overhauled the parking lot and repaired the roof. It will be installing a new HVAC system and lighting along with the renovation of existing office space and the build out of additional offices to meet the needs of its growing employee base.
On Oct. 1, HGR will host a customer appreciation sale with discounts of up to 50 percent and a prize giveaway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting by local officials from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a complimentary food-truck luncheon that is open to the public. That means YOU are invited! You just might win a snow blower, a one-night stay at a Marriott hotel, HGR store credit gift certificates, assorted gift cards or HGR cornhole boards. Every $500 you spend in-store gets you one entry into the drawing.
At the dedication, the site will be renamed Nickel Plate Station in honor of the Nickel Plate Road railway line that steamed through Euclid beginning in 1881, just north of the land on which the current building sits, to connect New York, Chicago and St. Louis.
Additionally, a wall-sized exhibit will be unveiled that walks visitors through an interesting pictorial and educational history of the site that played such a large part as a Cleveland-area employer for 50 years, first used in 1943 to produce aircraft parts during World War II then to make bodies, trim and upholstery for GM cars as well as to manufacture Sea Ray Boats before closing in 1993.
Members of the Euclid High School Robotics Team will be recognized for their interscholastic achievements and will demonstrate the robot they built for state competition. As if that’s not enough, HGR will unveil a manufacturing resource center inside of its customer lounge with information about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) educational and manufacturing opportunities.
We hope to see you there.