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  • R.G. Barry Corp. to Retain 100 Jobs and add Additional 20 in the City of Pickerington

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    December 20, 2017

    R.G. Barry Corp. to Retain 100 Jobs and Add Additional 20 in the City of Pickerington
    Pickerington, OH- R.G. Barry Corp., a leading developer and marketer of accessory lifestyle brands and products, with locations in New York, N.Y., Portland, Ore. and Dongguan, China, will retain and expand its presence in Pickerington.

    The economic development agreement states that R.G. Barry Corp. will remain in Pickerington for 15 years, retain 100 employees and add 20 new jobs. In consideration, the City of Pickerington will offer R.G. Barry Corp. a job retention and creation grant. This retention and expansion project was in competition with other Central Ohio office locations.

    “We at R.G. Barry Brands are happy to extend our commitment to Pickerington as the home of our Corporate Headquarters. Pickerington will accommodate our growth and access to a rich talent pool. We look forward to attracting and retaining talented employees in the area. Our 2018 renovation will include a number of employee-centric features such as a fitness center, new recreational amenities and a modern conference and work environment. The Economic Development team and the Mayor’s office have been a proactive partner to extend our commitment to Pickerington.” – Bob Mullaney Chief Executive Officer and President.

    “I’m glad that R.G. Barry decided to stay in Pickerington and continue to do business here. R.G. Barry has a long history in Pickerington. It’s part of our community. The City remains committed to partnering with our businesses to ensure their success, and this agreement is another example of that commitment.” – Mayor Lee Gray

    About R.G. Barry Corporation
    R.G. Barry Corp. creates and markets great accessories brands and fashionable, solution-oriented products that make life better. The primary brands include: Dearfoams slippers www.dearfoams.com; baggallini handbags, totes and travel accessories www.baggallini.com; and Foot Petals premium insoles and comfort products www.footpetals.com. To learn more, visit www.rgbarry.com.
    About the City of Pickerington, Ohio
    With close proximity to downtown Columbus, the airports and Interstates, the City of Pickerington is ideally suited to support businesses. For more information on the City of Pickerington, visit online at www.pickerington.net and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-pickerington.
    Liberty Schindel, Economic Development Director
    (614) 641-2436