American Freight Expands its Headquarters in the Columbus Region, Creating 37 New Jobs

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Columbus, Ohio – American Freight, a national retailer of quality furniture, mattresses and appliances, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Delaware, Ohio, creating 37 new jobs. Hiring for executive, marketing, accounting, legal, operations, IT and human resources positions will begin immediately.

With this expansion, American Freight will move from its present location at 680 Sunbury Road into a new multi-tenant building at 109 Innovation Court. Currently employing 69 full-time staff in the Columbus Region, this expansion will increase American Freight’s local workforce by over 50% and help meet the needs of the growing company following the combination of Sears Outlet with American Freight in February 2020. American Freight now has over 350 stores in 40 states and had approximately $1 billion in revenue in fiscal 2020.

“After the growth our company experienced in 2020, we’re keen to consolidate our headquarters in a single location within the Columbus Region,” said American Freight President and CEO Will Powell. “This expansion will allow us to bring all parts of American Freight under one roof while bolstering our Columbus Region workforce, so we can continue this momentum into the future.”

Since 1994, American Freight has been helping customers save money on quality furniture, mattresses and now appliances. With over 5 million satisfied customers, American Freight continues to grow true to its founding principles: sell the best quality merchandise for less every day while delivering exceptional customer service.

“We’re thrilled with American Freight’s decision to deepen their roots in the City of Delaware,” said Economic Development Director for the City of Delaware Sean Hughes. “We look forward to welcoming the company into one of our newest commercial properties, where we know they will find the modern and flexible features they need to thrive in the future of work.”

The Columbus Region is home to some of the world’s most recognizable retail brands who drive innovation globally – ranking No. 4 among large U.S. metros for concentration of retail headquarters. The Region offers a strong, existing talent base with retail backgrounds and is home to schools creating a talent pipeline with key skill sets from fashion design to logistics management. Delaware is in Delaware County, which is home to an estimated 209,177 residents.

“This new headquarters location keeps a highly-successful company in Delaware, where American Freight will create 37 jobs with room for future expansion,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “American Freight will begin hiring local talent at the site on day one, further solidifying the Columbus Region as a national retail hub.”

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About American Freight

American Freight, a subsidiary of Franchise Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG) has been helping customers save money on quality furniture and mattresses since 1994. In 2020, American Freight combined with Sears Outlet, a leading national discount retailer of home appliances, and FFO Home, a regional retailer of furniture and mattresses, to create a new American Freight Company. The enhanced American Freight leverages the strong legacies of the founding organizations to deliver consumers a one-stop-shop for quality furniture, mattresses and appliances at everyday low prices in over 350 locations, and now in 40 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit AmericanFreight.com

About JobsOhio

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 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.

One Columbus Media Contact

Amy Harman
614-225-6070
ah@columbusregion.com

American Freight Media Contact

Marcus Durbin
847-945-1300 ext.256
mdurbin@fishmanpr.com