Vintage-Inspired Apparel Retailer, Homage, to Consolidate, Grow Operations in Columbus Region

April 28, 2014

Columbus, OH – As a result of the company’s rapid growth in the Columbus Region, vintage-inspired apparel retailer Homage has announced it will invest nearly $400,000 to consolidate its operations into one headquarters and distribution location near Port Columbus International Airport. The company’s commitment, which includes adding jobs to its existing employee roster over the next three years, is contingent upon final approval from the City of Columbus.

“Homage has experienced rapid growth since its founding in 2007, resulting in numerous office and warehouse locations in Central Ohio,” said Jason Block, president at Homage. “We are looking forward to bringing all of our team under one roof and remaining in our hometown of Columbus.”

Hiring for the new jobs is expected to begin this year. Openings will include positions in the areas of design, digital and marketing, sourcing and production, fulfillment, operations management and administration.

“It is always encouraging to see a homegrown company like Homage succeeding and expanding its operations,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “We are proud that Homage is staying loyal to its Columbus roots, and can’t wait to see the company continue to grow.”

The majority of the company’s investment, approximately $300,000, will be split between fixed building and equipment and machinery costs. The remaining $100,000 will go toward items including training, computers, software, furniture and fixtures. Homage’s proposed 30,000-square-foot site will be located near Port Columbus International Airport.

“In a matter of a few short years, Homage and its unique products have come to define a ‘classic’ Columbus look,” said Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the Development Committee. “We are proud that Homage has chosen to grow its operations and add high quality jobs in the Columbus region.”

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About Homage
Homage turns back the clock with shout outs to eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, politics and popular culture. From Bruce Lee to Larry Bird, our tees tell stories of triumph, individualism and hustle, preserving the old school and creating new legacies. Pay Homage. For more information, visit Homage.com.

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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