A manufacturer on the east side of Cleveland recently contacted the Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI) for assistance with some street signage issues. Gebauer Company, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical preparations, with over 70 employees and about $20M in sales, is located on E. 153rd Street, just off Johnston Parkway. They requested help getting the intersection's street sign replaced, having a new stop sign installed, and defining the process for installing additional signage.
Gebauer informed the CIRI Industrial Development Manager that while responding to a recent emergency, the City's EMS vehicle was unable to locate E. 153rd Street because of inadequate signage. The stop sign on that same corner had also been damaged earlier and not replaced.
The CIRI Manager contacted the City of Cleveland Traffic and Engineering Department and explained the situation. She was told it would take about four weeks to update the signage. Just week later the Gebauer Operations Manager contacted the CIRI Manager to let her know that both the street and stop sign had been replaced.
The company had also inquired about having additional signage installed on their property and perhaps an adjacent property. The CIRI Manager supplied information on signage requirements from the City. The company is very pleased with the support and involvement of the CIRI Manager in this project, as well as the expedited response from the City to get the new signage in place.
Gebauer's Director of Engineering, John Kreft, said the CIRI Manager "has been a great resource for Gebauer and we will continue to reach out as needed."