Columbus, Ohio – Air Waves LLC, a revolutionary e-commerce company providing specialized solutions to the apparel industry, has announced plans to expand its operations in Orange Township, Ohio, investing a total of $500,000 and creating 60 new jobs. Hiring for industrial, administrative, management and graphic design positions will begin immediately.
In 2015 and 2016, Air Waves sold two divisions to concentrate on its core business of on-demand garment printing and order fulfillment. Growth in that core business is now allowing the company to add more jobs to increase output. The company’s operations at 7750 Green Meadows North already employ 96. New capital investment will go toward machinery and equipment.
“We take great pride in our company’s role as a key player in the Columbus Region’s e-commerce sector,” said Kyle Kantner, CEO, Air Waves. “Delaware County’s key location and business climate make it a great place to continue scaling our operations.”
Air Waves leverages 30 years of industry expertise, during which it has been able to successfully implement a technology- driven approach to on-demand order fulfillment. This allows retail customers to jump on the latest trends without taking on the risks associated with a more traditional model.
“Air Waves is a prime example of what companies can gain by harnessing the opportunity that exists in Delaware County,” said Bob Lamb, economic development administrator, Delaware County. “We look forward to continuing to help facilitate this important company’s success.”
“Air Waves’ growth in Orange Township is further confirmation that the Columbus Region has the growth and talent to support production as well as fulfillment operations,” said Ted Griffith, managing director for logistics and distribution, JobsOhio. “This is great news for Central Ohio and the 60 new associates who will support Air Waves’ rapidly expanding customer base.”
Some of the world’s most recognizable apparel, lifestyle and home goods brands operate alongside top retail-related service providers to drive global retail industry innovation from the Columbus Region. The Region’s top e-commerce brands benefit from its multi-modal logistics infrastructure and the greatest market access of any major metro—with 46 percent of the U.S. population within a 10-hour drive.
About Air Waves LLC
Air Waves LLC is a uniquely positioned e-commerce company providing specialized solutions to the apparel industry. These solutions include: on demand printing solutions, on demand fulfillment solutions and brand development through various sales channels. Air Waves leverages 30 years of industry expertise to focus on: rapid deployment of goods and merchandise while minimizing upfront investment and inventory risk. Learn more at AirWavesInc.com.
About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.