Ace Hardware Announces Expansion Plans For Its Distribution Center Near Columbus, Ohio
Ace Hardware brings job growth and economic development to Madison County
Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, is pleased to announce expansion plans for its Retail Support Center (RSC) located in West Jefferson, Ohio.
Originally opened in 2014, the upcoming expansion of the West Jefferson RSC will add approximately 309,000 sq. ft. to the existing 534,000 square-foot facility. Construction for the project is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018 with a target completion in the first quarter of 2019. According to Duke Realty, the property developer, the expansion will bring in an estimated 50 construction jobs to the community.
“We look forward to breaking ground on the expansion of our West Jefferson Retail Support Center, an integral piece in Ace’s overall supply chain,” said Lori Bossmann, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Ace Hardware Corporation. “Ace’s continued volume growth has driven our need for a larger facility to accommodate our growing business demands.”
The Retail Support Center in West Jefferson is a part of Ace’s network of distribution facilities strategically located around the world. It serves Ace Hardware retail locations throughout Ohio, parts of Michigan, Eastern Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania.
“Over the last four years, Ace has become a valued part of Madison County and the West Jefferson community,” said Ray Martin, Mayor of West Jefferson. “We are thrilled Ace has decided to grow its business operations in West Jefferson, and we are confident that this expansion will have a positive impact on their business and our community.”
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 55 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.