Timken builds Ohio office
The Timken Company will invest $42 million in Stark County, Ohio to build a two-story office complex connected to its existing facility near the Akron-Canton airport. The new 160,000 sq.ft. building will bring together personnel from its Bearings and Power Transmission headquarters, currently located in leased facilities in downtown Canton, with their colleagues at the company’s global technology center.
Construction will begin as early as April 2012 to accommodate a combined team of nearly 1,000 employees, from research and development, engineering, customer service and the sales and marketing functions. Company officials foresee increased speed of innovation and levels of customer service when the project is completed in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The company directly employs more than 4,000 people in Stark County at Timken’s global headquarters, Steel segment headquarters, steel plants and leased offices in the city of Canton; steel and roller plants in Canton Township and Perry Township; and its technology center in Jackson Township.