Columbus, OH – Benchmark Education Company, a leading publisher of K-12 educational resources, today announced plans to invest $300,000 to open a distribution center in the Columbus Region. The existing, 140,000-square-foot space at 6295 Commerce Center Dr. in Groveport will also bring 49 new jobs to the area over the next three years.
“This is an exciting time for Benchmark Education Company, and we couldn’t have identified a better location to facilitate our growth,” said Tom Reycraft, president and CEO, Benchmark Education Company. “The Columbus Region’s strategic location was a big draw, as was the area’s available workforce. We’re looking forward to tapping into the talent pool when hiring begins.”
Along with distribution services, the new center—opening in May—will house the company’s telemarketing and customer service operations. New positions will include management, customer service, office support, packaging and receiving. Hiring will begin in February 2015. The $300,000 investment will also include purchasing of new equipment and employee training. “Groveport’s location, near key infrastructure and easily accessible to other major markets, has helped attract companies that are seeking a logistical advantage,” said Lance Westcamp, Mayor of Groveport. “We’re pleased that Benchmark Education Company is bringing its operations and a significant number of jobs to Groveport.”