Categories: Logistics & Distribution

With a diverse and extensive infrastructure, a central location close to customers, a qualified industry workforce and a thriving tech culture, Ohio is the best place for logistics and distribution companies to excel in a highly digital age. 

With the 4th largest interstate system and 9 foreign trade zones (more than any other Midwest state), from Ohio, you can reach large numbers of customers within a day, supporting the expectation of reliable, on-time delivery. Because getting things from point A to point B couldn’t be easier when point A is Ohio, companies who rely on transportation continue to invest here. 

No matter what you make or where it needs to go, you can exceed consumer expectations with Ohio’s Logistics & Distribution solutions. 

Rural King to Renovate and Equip New Distribution Facility in Ohio

Rural King is expanding its distribution capabilities with the help of a JobsOhio Revitalization Grant
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Rural King, ‘America’s Farm and Home Store,’ based in Mattoon, Illinois, plans to expand current operations in Southeast Ohio. The family-owned business will invest $33 million to purchase and renovate the Jackson Building, a 1 million square foot warehouse located outside of Waverly in the Zahn’s Corner Industrial Park, along with new machinery and equipment.

Gabriel Brothers Plans New Distribution Facility in Ohio

Gabe’s establishes its largest distribution center at PrimeOhio II Industrial Park, a SiteOhio Authenticated location
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Gabriel Brother’s Inc, or Gabe’s, sought to increase its distribution operations. Gabe’s will establish a new distribution center in western Ohio to receive, process, and ship millions of units of merchandise.

Hollingsworth LLC Expands Fulfillment Operations in Ohio

Ohio’s existing logistics and retail sectors, along with the state’s strategic location will enable company to support new customers
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Hollingsworth LLC, a leading logistics provider to the manufacturing and distribution industries, has announced plans to expand its operations in Columbus, investing $550,000 and creating 95 new jobs, pending local approvals.

American Freight Management Company Consolidates HQ in Ohio

Company plans to increase its local workforce by over 50%
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American Freight, a national retailer of quality furniture, mattresses, and appliances, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Delaware, Ohio. Currently employing 69 full-time staff in the Columbus Region, this expansion will increase American Freight’s local workforce by over 50% and help meet the needs of the growing company following the combination of Sears Outlet with American Freight in February 2020.

Fast-Growing EASE Logistics Grows Its Headquarters in Ohio

EASE will leverage Ohio’s skilled workforce and strategic location to reach its expanding customer base
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EASE Logistics, an award-winning multi-operational supply chain and transportation solution, has been recognized on’s 2021 list of the Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The company plans to expand its headquarters in central Ohio to accommodate recent and expected future growth as it expands its customer base and reach.

Macy’s Chooses Ohio for Fulfillment Center Investment

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Premier omni-channel retailer, Macy’s, to grow in Ohio

Inclusion Grant Assists Golden Protective Services’ Expansion

The investment will service the company’s growing business on the east coast of the USA
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Golden Protective Services sells and distributes gloves and other hygiene products primarily to restaurants, grocers and convenience store chains. The company will be able to move to a larger facility and purchase machinery with the support of a JobsOhio Inclusion Grant.

Walkenhorst’s Establishes Distribution Facility in Ohio

This facility will be the company’s first location east of the Mississippi river
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Located in Nevada, Walkenhorst’s has experienced steady growth over the last few years and needs the ability to scale and quickly reach customers in the Midwest and eastern coast.

Family-Owned Integrity Express Logistics Expands HQ in Ohio

The expansion will give the company access to talent to support the increased demand for its logistics services
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Integrity Express Logistics, a family-owned logistics company specializing in local trucking with operational efficiency in custom logistics solutions, has experienced a high demand for shipping goods throughout the U.S., fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. The company plans to expand its headquarters in Southeast Ohio, citing the location’s logistics advantages, to meet the demand.

Tractor Supply Co. Opens Distribution Center in Ohio

Company drawn by Ohio’s logistics, location, and infrastructure advantages
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Tractor Supply Co. is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States and needs to keep up with existing and future demand with the company’s plans to grow. The company plans to build an 875,000-square-foot facility in Northeast Ohio and create 375 jobs.