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Univar Solutions Invests $6.3 Million in New Facility for Recent Consolidation
New operations in central Ohio will bring about 225 jobs
Company Name: Univar Solutions
Industry Sector: Energy and Chemicals
Company Profile: Univar Solutions is a leading global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services to customers across a wide range of industries. It has the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force. It also has a vast supplier network, deep market and regulatory knowledge, unparalleled logistics know-how, industry-leading digital tools and world-class formulation and recipe development. Univar Solutions is a committed ally to customers and suppliers, helping them anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities.
Company Website: https://www.univarsolutions.com/
Type of Project: Consolidation
Number of Jobs:
- Jobs committed: 225
- Jobs retained: 313
Capital Investment: $6.3 million
Timetable: Hiring for accounts payable and receivable, billing clerks, accounting and planning positions will begin in Q4 2019.
Univar recently acquired Nexeo Solutions, giving it the ability to reset and consolidate operations into its preferred markets. Univar currently employs 313 full-time employees in Dublin and needed a facility to accommodate growth.
Following a strong market evaluation, the Columbus region’s strong talent pool and collaborative business community proved to be ideal for the company. Univar will maintain and grow Nexeo’s presence in Dublin with the expansion of its facility at 6000 Parkwood Place by more than 30,000 square feet. The company will add 225 new jobs. Univar’s investment in the Columbus region will go toward IT, training and other costs.
Ohio’s infrastructure is comprehensive and reaches in all directions, offering accessibility to a wide range of locations. Moreover, Ohio companies can reach more than 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations within a one-day’s drive. Major cities, including Chicago, New York City and Toronto, are easily accessible from Ohio via air, rail and road.
“Expanding our Shared Service Centers of Excellence is a strategic priority behind our mission to streamline, innovate and grow. The Columbus Region’s strong talent pool and collaborative business community are integral to Univar Solutions concentrating talent to one location and creating more value for our customers, suppliers and employees.”
- Mark Fisher, president, Univar Solutions USA
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