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.
The pioneer of car “vending machines” will be build an inspection, reconditioning and distribution facility in Northeast Ohio
Founded in 2012, Carvana is known for disrupting the traditional dealership experience with its convenient online car buying and financing platform. As the company grows in popularity, it needs to increase its reach. That’s why it turned to Elyria, Ohio to be close to more customers in nearby markets.
State’s leading logistics industry helps the Ohio-based company serve its global customer base
Zipline Logistics serves some of the world’s top retailers and food and beverage brands with digitally enabled transportations services. Founded in Columbus, Ohio, the company is growing quickly and needs a larger facility to continue serving its clients worldwide.
TQL will construct a second building on its main campus to accommodate increasingly tech-driven growth
Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. TQL invests substantially in its proprietary technology solutions and needed to expand. The company will add a second building to its existing headquarters campus.
$55 million high-tech facility will create over 400 jobs
Online shopping is on the rise and expected to grow exponentially within the next few years. Grocery leader Kroger and U.K.-based Ocado are partnering on a U.S. first-of-its-kind robotics warehouse that will bring customers fresher food faster than before while providing seamless customer service anywhere, anytime.
The facility will be the company’s first outside of California
Integra Beauty, a growing beauty, fashion and lifestyle company, looked to better serve its east coast customers by investing in a distribution center outside of California. Integra Beauty chose central Ohio for its easy market access and skilled workforce.
E-commerce platform for buying and selling cars comes to Heath
Carvana is a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used vehicles. In as little as 10 minutes, consumers can shop more than 15,000 vehicles, finance, purchase, trade in or sell their current vehicle and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery or Car Vending Machine pickup. One of the company’s differentiating features is their customer pick up option: a fully automated, coin-operated Car Vending Machines. To add capacity, the company sought a prime Midwest location for a large, centrally located distribution and services center to support its fast-growing online business.
Infrastructure and proximity to customers influence relocation from California to the Midwest
One of the biggest names in footwear is moving its main North American distribution center from California to Ohio. The move will enhance Crocs’ distribution and logistics network to further streamline its supply chain and increase its speed to market.