Monday, May 13, 2013
Nestle has altered its plans for its new research and development facility in Solon to reduce the number of parking spaces at the facility and alter the landscaping.
Nestle has altered its plans for its new research and development facility in Solon to reduce the number of parking spaces at the facility and alter the landscaping. The changes, which were approved by the Solon Planning Commission and Solon City Council, were made to keep intact as much of the surrounding wetlands as possible. The changes were made after Nestle met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company plans to eliminate 95 proposed parking spaces to shrink the parking lot away from Cannon Road. Landscaping on the Hawthorne Parkway side of the site were altered to help preserve more wetlands and the Metroparks have signed off on the changes, according to city planning documents. Nestle hopes to have its new research and …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Juerg Wismer, who works at Nestle in Solon, was inducted into The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque earlier this fall.
Earlier this fall, Nestle product development chef Juerg Wismer was inducted into an elite group of chefs called The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque. Wismer called the nomination a big honor, noting that the international nonprofit isn’t about who’s the best chef—it’s about supporting each other and promoting the culinary arts. Just 100 individuals from across the world are invited to be part of the exclusive organization—members can’t apply. Its mission, according to the order’s website, is to create a forum to share “culinary knowledge and expertise,” to encourage young people entering the field and to enhance their industry. Wismer said it all comes down to support for one another in a challenging, yet stressful, field. Wismer has…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nestle plans to build a research and development center off of Cannon Road.
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City Council approved the site plan and variances for Nestle's new research and development building off of Cannon Road.
Nestle's new research and development center is moving forward after Solon City Council unanimously approved the site plan and variances for the project Monday. Councilwoman Nancy Meany, who represents the ward where the facility will be built on Cannon Road near Harper Road, had some objections about traffic coming and going into the residential area off Cannon, but decided in the end to support the project. Vice Mayor Ed Kraus said he has no problems with the variances and is pleased the project is going forward. "I certainly think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community," he said. The $53 million investment will help Nestle develop frozen food products for consumers around the world. Construction is set to start this November, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Nestle Foods has submitted plans for its research and development facility to the Solon planners.
Nestle hopes to have a new research and design facility in Solon by the end of 2015. The company is moving forward on its plans for a research facility on Cannon Road near Harper Road. Plans have been submitted to city planners and zoning variances are being discussed by the planning commission, with discussions expected to continue on Sept. 24. Nestle expects to spend $34 million building the facility, with construction set to start this November, according to city documents. The building is expected to be finished by the end of 2015. The research facility is expected to both create new jobs and retain existing ones in Solon. The company expects there to be 116 employees in the facility, with 41 new jobs added to the 75 existing jobs. The…
Monday, February 6, 2012
The move will bring relocated jobs to Solon, company officials announced.
Nestle Prepared Foods Co. is moving two of its most popular brands from Colorado to Solon, a move that will bring new jobs to the city. Nestle Prepared Foods CEO Frank Higgins announced Monday that the Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets Brands will move from Colorado to Solon. Roz O'Hearn, a Nestle spokeswoman, said the businesses will be moved to Solon by April, but its unclear right now how many jobs will be coming. O'Hearn said that about 70 people work for Hot and Lean Pockets in Colorado, and that the "vast majority" have been offered the opportunity to relocate to Solon. "They have to decide now," she said. "We are inviting them to come to Solon and make their decisions in the next couple of weeks." Nestle Prepared Foods Company, a …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Mayor Susan Drucker and Solon City Council visited Nestle Monday morning to see new designs for the R&D building the company wants to build in Solon.
Solon officials were treated to breakfast and a glimpse at new designs for the global research and design center Nestle wants to build in Solon. The global company, which is one of Solon's largest employers, wants to build the center off of Cannon Road to support its frozen food businesses. The visit to Nestle's decked-out culinary center on Bainbridge Road comes after Solon voters overwhelmingly approved a rezoning in November that will make construction of the facility possible. Vice Mayor Ed Kraus said he didn't want to come to Nestle only to be thanked for supporting the rezoning effort, and he feels company officials have worked hard since the vote. For starters, Kraus said he believes Nestle "has zeroed in" on Solon, and the fact …
Come to Nestle Culinary Center at 9 a.m. to see plans for the new research and development building the company will build in Solon.
Nestle officials will meet with the Solon City Council this morning to provide an update on the new research and development facility the company is building in Solon. Nestle will show council members the latest "building concepts" for the facility, which the company says will add 40 to 60 new jobs and expand its frozen food business. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. today at the Nestle Culinary Center at 30003 Bainbridge Road. The meeting is open to the public, but Nestle requires residents to show photo ID to enter the facility. Nestle can move forward with plans for the facility after overwhelmingly winning a rezoning that was on the ballot in November. Come back to Solon Patch on Monday for coverage of the meeting.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The company will give the Solon City Council a presentation on plans for the new research and development building the company will build in Solon.
Nestle officials will meet with the Solon City Council Monday and provide an update on the new research and development facility the company is building in Solon. Nestle will show council members the latest "building concepts" for the facility, which the company says will add 40 to 60 new jobs and expand its frozen food business. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the Nestle Culinary Center at 30003 Bainbridge Road. The meeting is open to the public, but Nestle requires residents to show photo ID to enter the facility. Nestle can move forward with plans for the facility after overwhelmingly winning a rezoning that was on the ballot in November. Come back to Solon Patch on Monday for coverage of the meeting.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In 2011, Nestle announced the company would be expanding its presence in Solon by building a new facility and adding jobs
Editor's Note: Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Solon Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. We compiled this list in two ways: Feedback from our users and our own editorial judgment. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section! Top Stories of the Year, No. 5: Nestle Expansion You know it's big news when one of Solon's largest employers announces an expansion and a promise to add new jobs. In August, Nestle USA announced that it wanted to build a new research and design facility in Solon to expand its frozen food business. The new facility would add 40 to 60 new jobs, Nestle officials said. But the 18-acre parcel where the company wanted to build its facility was zoned residential, so the company …