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
Company Name: Hollingsworth LLC
Industry Sector: Logistics and Distribution
Company Profile: Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Hollingsworth has operations in 10 states, including a secondary 800,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, serving a separate customer base to its Spiegel Drive facility. The company offers numerous services including contract packaging, kitting, light assembly, quality testing, modular build-up and sequencing, procurement, distribution, program management, fastener management, freight management, order fulfillment and third-party logistics services.
Company Website: www.hollingsworthllc.com
Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 95
- Jobs retained: 16
- Types of jobs: Positions include customer service representatives, forklift operators, general office clerks, managers, packers, quality inspectors and warehouse supervisors
Capital Investment: $550,000
Hollingsworth LLC has an existing facility in Central Ohio and sought to prepare for current and future retail growth.
By growing our presence in the Midwest, we are able to provide reduced shipping times and better service to our clients. Central Ohio’s existing logistics and retail sectors, along with its strategic location, will allow us to support new customers as the retail landscape continues to shift toward e-commerce.
President, Hollingsworth LLC
Hollingsworth plans to increase headcount from 16 to 111 full-time employees at its facility at 2450 Spiegel Drive in Columbus. Ohio’s logistics advantages were key factors in the company’s decision to expand in Ohio.
Ohio is a well-established base for companies moving goods around the globe, being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations. Major cities including Chicago, New York City and Toronto are easily accessible via air, rail, and road. CNBC named Ohio among the top 10 best states for business because of its infrastructure and logistics capabilities. The Tax Foundation also ranked Ohio No. 1 in distribution center corporate tax costs. With a central geographic location close to customers and a multimodal statewide infrastructure, Ohio makes reliable, efficient shipping possible.
To accommodate 95 new employees, the company will put its investment toward optimizing space at its approximately 500,000-square-foot facility, introducing new equipment and enhancing efficiencies with building improvements.
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