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A&F Souvenir Opening New Production and Warehouse Facility West Chester Township

Opening Ohio-based operations facility as part of growth strategy

Mon Mar 28 2022

Company Name: 1M Group, LLC

Location: West Chester

Site Region: Southwest

Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing

Company Profile: A&F Souvenir distributes and creates souvenir items for gift shops in North America.

Company Website: https://www.afgift.com/

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New Location
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 30
    • Jobs retained: 0
  • Capital Investment: $2,250,000
  • Timetable: The new facility is scheduled to open in late spring 2022 with Cody Eldredge, previously Director of Sales at A&F, taking the helm as Vice President of Operations for the new facility.

Company Need:

A&F's operations have been located in Canada the company is opening an Ohio-based operations facility as part of its growth strategy.  The new facility will allow A&F to offer better service to key customers in the U.S. by providing timely and affordable shipping, faster delivery, and reduced product costs.

“We are very excited to expand our physical operations to the United States. This operation will make A&F the only company in the souvenir industry with facilities in Canada and the United States. This will be an advantage for customers in both countries and provide them with the best delivery and pricing.”
Michael Atkinson
President, A&F Souvenir
“I am very excited about the opportunity to become part of the local Cincinnati community, expand the A&F business in the United States, and bring jobs to the region. I have enjoyed my time in the area since my relocation in January.””
Cody Eldredge
VP of Operations (of new facility)

Why Ohio?

This new facility will allow A&F to produce custom products with more flexibility, low minimums, and quicker lead times for customers. Not only will this new facility provide customers with more flexibility around high quality, custom products but it will also allow A&F to continue focusing on sustainable business practices and eco-friendly products all while keeping prices low.

Collaborators:

JobsOhio, REDI Cincinnati

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