Columbus, OH — Hollingsworth, a leading logistics provider to the manufacturing and distribution industries, has announced plans to expand its operations in Columbus, Ohio, investing $550,000 and creating 95 new jobs, pending local approvals. Hiring for customer service representatives, forklift operators, general office clerks, managers, packers, quality inspectors and warehouse supervisors will begin in Q3 2021.
Hollingsworth plans to increase headcount from 16 to 111 full-time employees at its facility at 2450 Spiegel Drive in Columbus, which will help prepare the company for current and future retail growth. To accommodate 95 new employees, the company will put its investment toward optimizing space at its approximately 500,000-square-foot facility, introducing new equipment and enhancing efficiencies with building improvements.
“By building upon our existing footprint in the Columbus Region and growing our presence in the Midwest, we are able to provide reduced shipping times and better service to our clients,” said Hollingsworth LLC President Mike McNamara. “Central Ohio’s existing logistics and retail sectors, along with its strategic location, will allow us to support new customers as the retail landscape continues to shift toward e-commerce.”
“We are thrilled to see Hollingsworth expanding its workforce by nearly 600% in Columbus,” said City of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “Here we have a great case study of a company that benefits from Columbus’ skilled labor pool and stable business ecosystem to scale operations in our market.”
The Columbus Region is a global logistics hub that supports some the world’s largest brands and top logistics service providers, making it a critical link in industrial and consumer supply chains. The Region’s location gives companies access to more of the U.S. population and employment base than any other major metro, providing unmatched accessibility. Within a day’s drive, you can reach 151 million people and 42,100 headquarters – that’s 46% of the country’s population base and 48% of headquarter operations. The City of Columbus is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,316,756 residents.
“Hollingsworth is a leading logistics provider for manufacturing and e-commerce, and its expansion is an example of how Ohio’s talent and location are ideal for building out the nation’s supply chain,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “This investment will significantly grow Hollingsworth’s talent from 16 to 111 associates near the Rickenbacker International Airport, rapidly bringing jobs that will support the company’s growing customer base nationwide.”
Hollingsworth Logistics Group LLC, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan is a Native American-owned and minority business certified leading provider of third-party logistics supply chain solutions. From complex order fulfillment strategies to detailed assembly and kitting operations, the company’s experience-backed supply chain solutions optimize the effectiveness, accuracy, and cost of logistics to drive business for its customers. Hollingsworth has operations in 10 states, including a secondary 800,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, serving a separate customer base to its Spiegel Drive facility.
About the City of Columbus, Ohio
The City of Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States with a population of 879,170 residents. The Columbus economy is balanced with a combination of education, technology, government, research, insurance and health care entities as major employers within the City. Columbus is gaining nationwide recognition for its booming downtown, historic neighborhoods, arts and sporting districts, open attitude and a noticeably affordable quality of life. Learn more about the City of Columbus at columbus.gov/development/Economic-Development.
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.