An official of the Chicago-based Marmon Group says the recruitment of Cerro Wire and Cable to Utah was the best job of corporate recruitment he has ever seen.
Steve Shapiro, who has advised dozens of companies under the Marmon Group umbrella, said the Utah effort in getting the company to locate in Weber County was fantastic. "Even North Carolina, which may have started the whole idea of corporate recruiting, isn't close to delivering the kind of attention the Utah people gave us," Shapiro said.Officials of Cerro Wire, a member of the Marmon Group, recently announced plans to build and operate an 80,000 square-foot facility in Weber County that will employ 70 people. The company was attracted to Utah by the Weber Economic Development Corp. and the national development office of the Utah Division of Business and Economic Development.
Cerro has completed a land acquisition in the Weber Industrial Park, retained Ken Jones as architect and expects to request contractor bids in 30 days.
Mike Hartley, Cerro president, said recruiting the company for Utah was aided by Utah's excellent labor force. "We found the training available to potential employees in Utah was exceptional and the reasonable housing market and fantastic lifestyle also were attractive to us," he said.
Hartley said the Ogden facility will help Cerro expand its markets into the West.