SpeedFC, Inc., a provider of end-to-end e-commerce services and subsidiary of Navarre, plans to invest $3.2 million in the Columbus, Ohio, region, establishing its new, 770,000- square-foot facility in Etna Township and adding 250 employees to its workforce.
As the company doubles its workforce, the majority of the new additions will consist of warehousing and distribution positions. “This is an important move for SpeedFC, as we had various location options for expanding our footprint and workforce,” said Jeff Zisk, president of SpeedFC. “This new facility’s key location greatly impacted our decision to further extend our roots in the Columbus Region and we believe it will greatly enhance the value of our e-commerce service offerings.”
In evaluating the Columbus Region, SpeedFC noted its strategic geographic position as a defining factor. The move will allow SpeedFC to access nearly 50 percent of the U.S. and Canadian population in a one-day-drive.
“Keeping SpeedFC in the Columbus Region is a major accomplishment and helping the company expand to a larger facility while doubling its workforce is a major win,” said Tim Bubb, Licking County Commissioner. “We are proud to have SpeedFC call Licking County home and look forward to playing a role in the company’s growth for many years to come.”
John Carlisle, president of the Board of Trustees for Etna Township, Ohio said: “SpeedFC’s decision to grow its existing operations will have a major impact not only on Etna Township, but on the Columbus Region as a whole. We’re proud that SpeedFC chose Etna Township as the location for its new facility and we welcome them to our community.”
The new facility will be built by Prologis, the world’s largest industrial real estate developer, and is set to be fully operational in fall 2013. The current 250,000-square-foot distribution center will be upgraded to a 770,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art e-commerce facility that includes several energy-efficient features and facilities for hundreds of associates.
“This new facility represents a significant upgrade for SpeedFC’s business, in terms of both size and operational offerings,” Brian Marsh, senior vice president, Prologis. “The company is making a committed investment in the region, and we’re honored to be a partner in that move.”