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.
Spikes in online sales drive Gap to expand, install state-of-the-art equipment
E-commerce across the U.S. is expected to grow, and Gap is already seeing the rise in online sales. The company needed to increase output and add state-of-the-art equipment at its Ohio distribution center to keep up with projections. An investment in central Ohio, with its access to workforce, proximity to markets and comprehensive shipping network, will almost double the company’s daily output.
Discount retailer will invest $125 million to build distribution center
Dollar Tree, one of the nation’s largest discount retailers, is building a distribution center in Morrow County. The company is investing $125 million to build the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, which will create 400 jobs. Dollar Tree was attracted to the site because it offers easy access to both its network of stores and a large and available talent pool.
Hayneedle.com is an online furnishings retailer growing at a rapid pace and had a need to expand. With a fulfilment center already in Monroe, Hayneedle invested in a second facility because of the city’s reliable workforce and ideal location for distribution.
Online Retailer Invests $1.3 million to Enlarge Gahanna Facility
Rapidly expanding retailer, zulily, launches larger operations, adding 50 jobs in customer service, fulfillment, merchandising and accounts payable. $1.3 million is being invested in the Gahanna expansion on top of invested $30 million already has spent.