When Jimmy Haslam III took control of the Cleveland Browns, he promised the team would reach out into the community. Today, the team upheld that promise. Haslam and his henchmen Joe Banner released Tenable Protective Services from providing protective services at First Energy Stadium.
Reports say, about 1,150 jobs will be lost. Tenable Protective Services has their office right in downtown Cleveland. They are located on Payne Avenue and have provided protective services at the former Cleveland Browns stadium for years.
The same reports say that Haslam and the Browns are considering a company called CSC as the front-runner to replace Tenable Protective Services. CSC is reported to be a Pittsburgh based company. Knowing the reputation of Joe Banner, I’ll bet there is some sort of cost saving in the new deal. Banner has a history of making money for the team owners he has worked for in the past.
If this is the community outreach Haslam was speaking of when he took control of the team, I am sure those 1,150 people who are losing their jobs wished he would have left things the way they were. For the Browns to consider bringing in a Pittsburgh based company to replace Tenable Protective Services, is like a slap to the face of all Browns fans.
The money Haslam and Banner are bringing in with selling the naming rights of the stadium should have offset any cost difference between Tenable Protective Services and CSC. The Lerner’s never sold the naming rights to the Browns stadium and they never were considering doing it.
They had money and they were loyal to the Cleveland Browns brand. I’m sure that all the Browns fans that didn’t work for Tenable Protective Services, will see this as a great business move on the part of Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner.
Of course those would be the fans not losing their jobs by the move to save a buck….. CSC’s nearest office to Cleveland is in Pittsburgh, PA. or Columbus, Ohio.
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