Company plans to increase its local workforce by over 50%
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.
EASE will leverage Ohio’s skilled workforce and strategic location to reach its expanding customer base
EASE Logistics, an award-winning multi-operational supply chain and transportation solution, has been recognized on Inc.com’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.
The investment will service the company’s growing business on the east coast of the USA
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.
The expansion will give the company access to talent to support the increased demand for its logistics services
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.
Company drawn by Ohio’s logistics, location, and infrastructure advantages
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.
The $70 million investment is a strategic move to put Ashley closer to customers
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world, will build a new one million-square-foot warehouse to serve a variety of needs, including e-commerce fulfillment and store shipments in Central Ohio. The piece will put the company close to almost half of the U.S. population within a day’s drive.
Ohio’s geographical location and infrastructure prove critical to logistics operations
Founded in Columbus in 2017, BBI Logistics helps customers find the most cost-effective and reliable carrier, while also maximizing load potential for carriers. BBI Logistics must seamlessly serve its current and growing customers while continuing to scale. Ohio’s central location and infrastructure are among the best in the U.S. and are competitive advantages for BBI Logistics.
Forward Air grows within the Rickenbacker industrial complex, central within multiple markets and already a major hub for the company
Forward Air has emerged as a national leader in providing logistics services for a diverse customer base in the North American air freight and expedited less-than-truckload market. With hundreds of facilities and fragmented offices, the company has a large real estate portfolio and needs to centralize operations and accommodate current and expected growth. The company chose Ohio, the home of its largest hub, for expansion.