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Carlisle Brake & Friction Among 101 Companies to Receive 2013 Leading Edge Award

Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) was among an elite group of 101 Northeast Ohio mid-sized companies to be recognized at the 2013 Leading EDGE Awards on May 23 at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. In its seventh year, this prestigious award was developed by The Entrepreneurs EDGE to recognize value-creating, mid-sized companies in the region. Honored companies were identified by the value they create in our regional economy, based on a sum of their EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) and total taxable compensation for all Northeast Ohio-based employees.

Kevin Doherty, Vice President of Human Resources, was very proud to achieve this award for the second year in a row. Doherty stated, “We are very pleased to be recognized as a 2013 Leading Edge Award recipient.  This is the second year in a row that we have earned this honor.  Being recognized as a top employer in the region is a great boost to our employment brand, and helps us attract and retain the key talent we need to continue to succeed in the globally competitive markets that we serve.”

About CBF

Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) is a leading solutions provider of high performance and
severe duty brake, clutch and transmission applications to OEM and aftermarket customers in the mining, construction, military, agricultural, motorsports, industrial and aerospace markets.  CBF’s brands, including Wellman Products Group®, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction®, Hawk Performance®, Japan Power Brake®, VelveTouch®, and Field Pro™, offers a diverse range of the most highly engineered brake, clutch and transmission friction products and industrial brake systems available to the market today.  With over 2,200 employees and 11 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, India, China, Japan and Canada, CBF serves over 100 leading original equipment manufacturers in 55 countries making CBF the right choice for your brake or friction design, no matter where you are in the world or what you want to be.

About EDGE

EDGE drives growth for companies by bringing together their leadership teams to share best practices and inspire each other to pursue the biggest opportunities.   EDGE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is the only Northeast Ohio economic development group that is
focused on helping mid-sized companies strengthen their leadership teams in order to take their companies to the next level. For more information, contact EDGE at 6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 160, Independence, Ohio 44131, 216.469.8299 or