Pepper spray-maker Mace Security moving jobs from Vermont to Cleveland

BENNINGTON, Vt. - Bennington officials say Mace Security International that produces personal security products is moving at least some of its Vermont jobs to Ohio, eliminating nearly 40 jobs.

Mace founder and former executive Jon Goodrich says company officials have told him the company plans to vacate its Bennington location space inside the Holden-Leonard Mill in July. Goodrich still owns the building.

Goodrich founded the company in 1987, but he says he no longer plays a role in company decision.

Bennington County Industrial Corp. Executive Director Peter Odierna tells the Bennington Banner his priority will be the jobs that will be lost.

Cleveland.com reported the company's Cleveland operation will be based in the city's MidTown District.

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