ROCKFORD, IL — Filtration products supplier, Clarcor Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters from Rockford, Ill., to Nashville, Tenn. The move is expected to take place over the next six to 12 months.
Norm Johnson, Clarcor’s chairman and CEO, said the company looked for a positive business climate and quality of life for employees when exploring options for the move.
“Over the last 20 years, we have grown from a small packaging company to a large, multi-national corporation focused on the filtration industry, and with operations throughout the U.S. and in 13 countries around the world,” said Johnson. “Nashville was one of several cities we considered in addition to remaining in Rockford, IL. Nashville offers Clarcor a central U.S. location with a professional, well-educated workforce, major colleges and universities and close access to a large, international airport.
“The growth of Clarcor from a company with sales of less than $175 million in 1983 to nearly $750 million in 2003 and a current market capitalization of over $1 billion led us to evaluate, over the last several years, where the best location for our headquarters should be,” said Johnson.
Nashville is also centrally located to the company’s principal operating facilities in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Nebraska and Pennsylvania. The company said it does not plan to move its remaining facilities in Rockford, which employ more than 400 people in three manufacturing plants.
To learn more about Clarcor, visit: www.clarcor.com.
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