Columbus, Ohio – IPC Global Solutions, a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributer of automotive and commercial vehicle filters, has announced plans to open a new distribution facility in Grove City, Ohio, investing $300,000 and creating 35 new jobs. Hiring for material handling positions will begin in Q3 2018.
IPC Global Solutions’ new 120,000-square-foot facility will be located at 3495 Gantz Road. The company will consolidate two logistics and distribution operations to the Columbus Region, from which it will serve the Eastern United States. Capital investment will go toward machinery and equipment.
“We chose Grove City because of its ideal location and access to talent,” said Michael Kennedy, president and COO, IPC Global Solutions. “Our new distribution center will allow us to continue providing excellent, timely service to our customers throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States.”
IPC Global Solutions was founded 31 years ago as a pioneer in the manufacturing and importation of automotive products from Pacific Rim countries. In the decades since the company’s founding, IPC has developed unmatched expertise in global manufacturing as well as product management, logistics and fulfillment.
“We are enthusiastic and proud to welcome an innovative manufacturer to Grove City,” said Grove City Mayor Ike Stage. “Our workforce will help fuel IPC’s ongoing success, and IPC will be important to the growth and success of our community.”
“We and Columbus 2020 welcome IPC and the 35 new jobs it will bring to Grove City,” said Ted Griffith, managing director for logistics and distribution, JobsOhio. “Associates at the company’s first Ohio facility will ensure IPC’s high- quality filtration systems can be available throughout North America.”
With greater access to the U.S. market than any other major metro, the Columbus Region is a strategic location for the movement of goods. More than 4,400 logistics establishments employing over 83,000 employees thrive on the Columbus Region’s ultra-modern interstate highway system, third-party logistics companies and multiple rail terminals. Grove City, southwest of downtown Columbus, is home to an estimated 41,495 residents and more than 1,200 businesses.
About IPC Global Solutions
IPC Global Solutions, headquartered in Taunton, MA, is a leader in the private label filter and wiper blade business. With a 31 year heritage of supporting the very best names in the aftermarket, IPC has built its success on delivering quality and service to customers all around the world. IPC is an ISO9001:2015 certified company with distribution facilities in Taunton, MA, St. Louis, MO, Los Angeles, CA, and Shanghai, PRC. Learn more at IPCGlobalSolutions.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.