In conjunction with the Carlisle Companies' launch of a new segment named Carlisle Brake & Friction, the new global headquarters for Carlisle Brake will be located in Solon, Ohio, former headquarters to the Hawk Corporation's Wellman Products Group.

On December 2, 2010, Carlisle completed its acquisition of the Hawk Corporation, which, in addition to Carlisle Industrial Brake and Friction, will accentuate Carlisle's position as the global leader in high performance braking solutions.

As a result of the acquisition, Hawk Corporation headquarters in downtown Cleveland will be closed with personnel relocated to Solon.

"We are very excited about the move to our new headquarters in Solon, and the integration of the two businesses,” said Chris Koch, President of the newly formed Carlisle Brake & Friction.