Columbus, OH – Cintas Corporation – a leading supplier of corporate identity uniform programs, promotional products, restroom supplies, first aid, fire safety products and services, and industrial carpet and tile cleaning – announced plans to invest $10.4 million in a new distribution center in Groveport, OH. The company will lease 217,000 square feet to create its first free-standing distribution center in 10 years. Cintas will add 69 jobs in picking, shipping and office operations. The company will begin hiring for those positions in March 2018. All positions will be posted at www.cintas.com/careers.
“As our business evolves, we are exploring ways to take better care of our valued customers and establishing a distribution presence is a key step,” said Terri Cain, vice president of Distribution, Production Planning and Replenishment at Cintas Corporation. “This new facility in the Columbus Region will allow Cintas Corporation to better and more efficiently serve our vast customer base.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas plans to establish a distribution center in the Columbus Region to improve service nationwide. The Groveport facility features state of the art technology and processes.
“We are pleased to welcome Cintas to Groveport, and thrilled to play a part in the company’s plans to innovate and augment its capabilities by establishing a distribution center,” said City of Groveport Assistant City Administrator Jeff Green. “Groveport’s advantages for the movement of goods will provide a solid ground for Cintas.”
“Cintas is a nationally respected brand, and we and our partners at Columbus 2020 are delighted that new associates in Groveport will play a role in this company’s continued growth,” said JobsOhio Managing Director for Logistics Ted Griffith. “Central Ohio is an ideal location for this investment and Cintas’ consistent focus on customer service.”
The Columbus Region is home to the nation’s 2nd-lowest effective tax rate for new distribution centers and is located within a 10-hour drive to half the U.S. population. The Columbus Region also boasts one of the world’s only cargo-dedicated airports, Rickenbacker International Airport, as well as one of the nation’s most active free trade zones (FTZ #138).
About Cintas Corporation
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday™. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index. Learn more at cintas-corp.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.