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MSC Industrial Supply Company Opens $55.5 Million Distribution Center In Columbus, Ohio

09/30/2014
MSC Industrial Supply Company, a distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, opened its 400,000 square foot, $55.5 million, Customer Fulfillment Center on 70 acres in Columbus, Ohio.

The company said its new distribution center “keeps MSC close to its expanding customer base at a time when customers are relying more than ever on MSC for metalworking and MRO products and solutions that help them deliver to their end customers. MSC offers more than 1 million industrial products along with value-added services, including its ControlPoint Inventory Management solutions.”

The new CFC is currently home to 100 full-time associates, a number that is expected to grow to 300 by year-end 2017. The site is also designed to accommodate future expansion as MSC continues to grow.

"Our Columbus CFC will allow us to serve our customers, and particularly those in the Midwest, even better," said Erik Gershwind, President/CEO of MSC. "Manufacturers and businesses across North America count on MSC to deliver metalworking and MRO solutions that are critical to helping them keep their operations up and running and competitive, and we take that responsibility seriously."

"The quality of talent here in Columbus is exceptionally high and will play a key role in helping us efficiently manage and expand our service volume," Gershwind said. "We are excited to open our doors here today and look forward to being a reliable fixture in the Columbus community for many years to come."

As an incentive, Columbus 2020, City of Columbus, State of Ohio, JobsOhio, Franklin County, Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, and Columbia Gas worked to structure an attractive incentive package, with tax and other incentives totaling approximately $9 million over the course of 10 years.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, said, “MSC's opening today is yet another indicator of the strengths of the Columbus region – its central location and transportation system, our constant monitoring of the costs of doing business, and our strong talent pool of workers are all compelling reasons to grow your business in the region. Most of all, we are excited that Columbus will be a place where MSC can take root and continue to grow long into the future."

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