LA-Based Integra Beauty Invests $4 Million in Ohio Distribution Center

The facility will be the company’s first outside of California
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Company Name: Integra Beauty, Inc.
Location: Groveport
Industry Sector: Logistics and Distribution
Company Profile: Integra Beauty represents beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands, and offers a range of services including product development, marketing, customer service and distribution services. Based in Los Angeles with a distribution center in Chatsworth, California, Integra Beauty provides custom digital platforms and promotes products for various brands across online, mobile, social and retail markets.
Company Website: http://integrabeautyinc.com/

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Number of Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 61
    • Types of jobs: Material handlers and packers, warehouse, finance, IT, human resources
  • Capital Investment: $4 million
  • Timetable: Hiring to begin immediately

Company Need:

Based in Los Angeles with a distribution center in Chatsworth, California, Integra Beauty provides custom digital platforms and promotes products for various brands across online, mobile, social and retail markets.

With only a distribution facility in California, Integra Beauty needed a new distribution center to better serve east coast customers.

Why Ohio?

Integra Beauty selected central Ohio for the new distribution facility, citing market access and skilled workforce as attractive strategic advantages. The company will occupy 80,000-100,000 square feet of a 230,000-square-foot facility in Groveport to better serve its east coast customer base, streamline the returns process and provide future capacity for other brands the company serves.

Ohio is home to major retail and e-commerce operations for companies including L Brands, zulily, Gap and Crocs. The state has an integrated transportation infrastructure and is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. and Canada population, which makes it easy for these shippers to move goods quickly and reach a large number of consumers.

Testimonial:

“As our company continues to expand its e-commerce services, we are taking strategic steps to provide the best customer service possible while maximizing the reach of our distribution capabilities,” said John Maurer, vice president of operations at Integra Beauty. “The Columbus Region’s access to the U.S. market, along with its skilled workforce, makes this a smart move for us during our next chapter of growth. Integra is also appreciative of its positive experience with VanTrust Real Estate in the expansion of our brands on the East Coast and in the Midwest.”

Collaborators:

Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus 2020, VanTrust Real Estate, LLC, city of Groveport, JobsOhio