Columbus, Ohio – The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has announced the opening of a new 151,000-square-foot distribution facility in Grove City, Ohio. Of the 71 total jobs coming to Ohio, the company is creating 24 new jobs in the Columbus Region, including roles for managers, area supervisors, office associates, warehouse associates and drivers.
The Home Depot’s new facility, located at 3563 Southpark Place in Grove City, will enable the company to manage customer delivery and installation of large appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators ordered in stores or online. From final sale to removal of old appliances, the operation offers an improved purchase and delivery experience for Home Depot customers in the Columbus Region. The facility is part of The Home Depot’s multi-year supply chain expansion, which aims to provide same day or next-day delivery to 90% of the U.S. population, whether they are do-it-yourselfers or professional customers.
“Our Grove City operation is vital to our supply chain expansion and marks a key step in our overall plan to provide the fastest, most reliable appliance delivery to the Columbus Region,” said Kyle Dennis, vice president of supply chain development for The Home Depot.
In addition to Grove City, The Home Depot has distribution centers in Hamilton and Stow. Currently, there are more than 275 full- and part-time seasonal associates across Home Depot’s stores and supply chain facilities for the spring season in the Columbus, Ohio, metro area.
“We’re eager to welcome The Home Depot distribution facility to our community, and we look forward to fostering its long-term success in the Columbus Region,” said Richard L. “Ike” Stage, mayor of Grove City. “The company’s further investment and confidence in the Region is a testament to our unmatched consumer reach and impressive logistics infrastructure, now increasingly important for companies due to the boom in e-commerce.”
The Columbus Region is a global logistics hub that supports some of the world’s largest brands and top logistics service providers, making it a critical link in industrial and consumer supply chains. In fact, the region’s location gives companies access to 46% of the country’s population – 151 million people – within a day’s drive.
“Home Depot’s investment in the Columbus Region is its second in Ohio to support its supply chain. This investment is further evidence that Fortune 50 companies look to Ohio as an ideal location for open and secure supply chains,” said J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “The facility in Grove City will benefit from Ohio’s talent and location as Home Depot’s customer demand continues to grow.”
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,296 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2019, The Home Depot had sales of $110.2 billion and earnings of $11.2 billion. The company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index. To learn more, visit its website at www.homedepot.com.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About Grove City
Grove City is one of the fastest growing communities in Central Ohio, offering a diversity of business, labor, employment and housing opportunities. The City’s location within the Columbus metropolitan area is attractive to businesses seeking immediate interstate access and a short, seven-mile commute to the state’s capital and downtown amenities. These leading advantages in a competitive environment are part of what makes Grove City an ideal location to grow. Led by the City’s Development Department, the Business Retention and Expansion program functions as a single point of contact for business advocacy and success. Forward-thinking and a well-recognized hometown charm make Grove City the perfect partner for established and evolving companies. To learn more, visit GroveCityOhio.gov.
About One Columbus As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic, and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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