YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Cardinal Mooney graduate Will Simon and his brother have started an apparel company called Cool Core and they want to bring it all to Youngstown.
Will Simon graduated from Ohio State University, then moved to Washington D.C. where he worked on Capitol Hill, in the government defense industry, and as a lobbyist at the world’s largest business association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
He hopes his company will be the next big performance apparel brand to compete with Nike and Under Armour.
Simon said he has partnered with an amazing group of fabric developers, many of whom have left some of the largest brands in the world, who have developed a performance fabric that has tested better than any other on the market.
A Kickstarter video for their products will be launching soon. Even better, all of the products from the Kickstarter video will be made in the USA and shipped from Youngstown.
The company plans to lease a warehouse facility where all the shipping will take place. They also plan to build the company in Youngstown, bringing jobs and recognition to the area.