North Canton Mayor jumped at the chance to promote North Canton as a new home for Diebold, hoping to increase the number of jobs within the city.
In fact, it was only one day after Diebold announced it would build its new headquarters in Summit or Stark counties before Held contacted the the global ATM manufacturer, according to a story in the Canton Repository.
“We would like to have the Diebold headquarters in North Canton,” Held told the Repository. “It would be a privilege to have a Fortune 500 company with 1,500 jobs coming into the community. That would (help) make up for the 2,400 jobs we lost with the Hoover facility.”
Held and City Administrator Michael Grimes met Monday with executives on the Diebold site selection team and two developers in their Green company offices and discussed three sites. Those are the 105-acre , the 60-acre city-owned Oster Property in Plain Township where the city has its water wells and the 80-acre Hoover district, the Rep reported.
A Diebold representative said it would take “several weeks” to come to a final decision about site location.
The paper also reported about the city of Canton wanting Diebold to relocate there.
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