Research & Development Center


See below for all the latest news about the R&D Center we are building in Brecksville, Ohio.

About the Project

Part of the Building Our Future project, the 600,000 square-foot facility located in Brecksville, Ohio, will bring chemists, engineers, technicians and support teams together into a state-of-the-art hub for innovation and development of the Company’s future products and services. The new R&D Center will support product development, coatings research, color technology and process engineering. The new R&D Center is expected to open by the end of 2024. 

New R&D Center at Glance


Approximate square footage of the new R&D Center


Employees who will move to the new R&D Center


Number of low-rise building sections that will make up the new R&D Center campus

Featured Updates

R&D Center Construction Progress

Construction of our new R&D Center in Brecksville, OH is moving quickly. View Now

Access Media Assets

View downloadable assets for media usuage including facility renderings, preliminary site maps, event photos and more.

Additional Updates

Global R&D Center Preliminary Development Plan Presentations

On August 5, 2021 and August 26, 2021 Sherwin-Williams presented to the City of Brecksville our Global Research & Development Center preliminary development plan. A copy of each presentation is available below.


View R&D Model Video          August 26 Development Plan Presentation          August 5 Development Plan Presentation

Global R&D Center Preliminary Development Plan Presentation

On July 19, 2021 Sherwin-Williams submitted a preliminary development plan for its new Global Research & Development Center to be located in Brecksville, Ohio. The preliminary plan will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Thursday, August 8, 2021. Download R&D Center Preliminary Development Plan Presentation

R&D Center and Global Headquarters Fact Sheet

The new facilities provide the best long-term opportunity for Sherwin-Williams to serve customers and attract employees while investing in Northeast Ohio’s future. The new workplace environment will further ignite creativity and industry-leading innovation. Download Building our Future Fact Sheet

Sherwin-Williams Breaks Ground on New Global R&D Center

CLEVELAND, October 22, 2021 – The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is pleased to announce that it held a groundbreaking ceremony today to signal the official start of construction for the Company’s new global Research and Development Center. Download Groundbreaking Announcement

Sherwin-Williams Names Initial Partners for New Global Headquarters and R&D Center Project

CLEVELAND, September 15, 2020 – The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is pleased to announce the initial partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. The Company previously announced its plans for the project on February 6, 2020. Download more about the initial partners for HQ and R&D Center Projects

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