The federal government recommends demolishing over 200 buildings at the site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.
Diebold Delays Global Headquarters in NE Ohio
Citing a 58-percent drop in 3rd quarter earningsâ€”including falling profits from its Brazil voting machine businessâ€”Diebold said itâ€™s not economically feasible to invest in a new, 100-million dollar headquarters any time soon.Â CEO Thomas Swidarski says his company will keep developing new technologies for Diebold clients.
â€œSo weâ€™re comfortable with where we are regarding our strategy, and approved execution in security, and renewed confidence in our ability to deliver growth.â€
The development was to happen on a 55-acre site just off of Interstate 77, in Green.Â Itâ€™s not certain yet what will become of the site, or plans to extend a road to accommodate it.Â Valerie Wolford, a City of Green spokeswoman, says Diebold informed Mayor Richard Norton of the projectâ€™s suspension.
â€œDiebold executives were quick to reassure him, that they intended to stay in Green in their current headquarters, and that they will invest some amount of money into the current facility to accommodate their near-term needs.â€
Diebold is Greenâ€™s biggest employer, with 18-hundred workers on its payroll.