Solon’s economic development manager said the city was saddened to learn L’Oreal would be closing its plant in 2013.
“The City of Solon is very sad to see a much valued corporate citizen leave our community,” writes Economic Development Manager Peggy Weil Dorfman. “Weâ€™ve enjoyed an excellent relationship with Lâ€™Orealâ€™s management teams for many years, and we stand ready to assist them and their employees as needed during this period of transition.”
In August, 2001, Lâ€™Oreal presented plans to the Solon Planning Commission for a major expansion. It involved the demolition of two of their Carter Street buildings and the construction of a 222,000 sq. ft. addition to the third building. The plan called for a lot consolidation, variances for parking and lot coverage, and off-site parking. There were no zoning changes required.