Cleveland has been called a lot of things: Mistake on the Lake; the buckle on the rust belt; unhappiest place to work, most miserable city, dirtiest city – all thanks to Forbes magazine (they do not appear to be fans of ours). But to those of us at Thogus, Cleveland is the phoenix rising from the ashes. We are tough, we are resourceful, we are proud. Just like Cleveland, manufacturing in Northeast Ohio is the same. We are tough. We are resourceful. We are proud.
The past few years have been a great time in Cleveland. Of course, most people know about our beloved son, LeBron James, and his redemptive return home which helped bring our Cavaliers back to a finals appearance in 2015. Cleveland was host to the 2013 National Senior Games, 2014 Gay Games, 2015 Content Marketing World, and will host the 2016 Republican National Convention. We are becoming a destination, not a stopover.
Our downtown and surrounding inner cities are booming with residents, restaurants, and retail. People are moving back to Cleveland more than they have in years! We are becoming a foodie destination due to chefs like Michael Symon, Jonathon Sawyer, Zack Bruell, Rocco Whalen, and Doug Katz. Great Lakes Brewing Company, Fat Heads, and Platform Brewery are just a few of the local craft breweries you can find on the North Coast.
None of these would be possible without the manufacturers who drive our economy and create our jobs. Vitamix, Parker Hannifin, Eaton, Lincoln Electric, PolyOne, and Sherwin Williams are just a few examples of our strength as a destination of world-class manufacturing. We are makers. We are doers.
As we look towards the future, Thogus is keeping a steady eye on what possibilities are next. With the strength of our medical community we know that new innovations and technologies in medicine will be discovered right here. The tech world is seeing Cleveland as a new hub for activity and possibilities. We are home to world-class universities that are acting as incubators for up-and-coming companies. And Thogus will be helping make reality the ideas that these companies come up with. It is what we do. If you want to see what the next generation of manufacturing looks like, come see us! We will show you what the future looks like, today.