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Ferguson Enterprises Opens Midwest Distribution Center In Celina, Ohio

Area Development Online News Desk (06/06/2014)
National plumbing supplier Ferguson Enterprises opened its new 350,000 square foot distribution center in Celina, Ohio, where Virginia-based company plans to create 70 jobs at its first facility in the Midwest.

Ferguson is the largest wholesale supplier of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the United States, serving customers in every state as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Mercer County distribution center will serve Ferguson branches and customers in seven surrounding states.

“We are very excited that our new Celina distribution center is now up and running,” said Ferguson CEO Frank Roach. “Mercer County has welcomed us with open arms and we are proud to add 70 community members to the Ferguson family.”

“This highly-automated, modern facility will help Ferguson more efficiently distribute its premium quality plumbing supplies throughout the Midwest, while putting more Ohioans on the job in Mercer County,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “We view this as the beginning of an important relationship with the company and its employees while strengthening our ties with all local officials and Others who helped make today’s celebration possible.”

Jeff Hoagland, President/CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition said, “The Dayton Development Coalition is committed to adding and expanding jobs across the fourteen county Dayton Region. This collaboration with Mercer County shows the impact of working together to create jobs, secure capital investment, and grow the economy of our region.”

Jared Ebbing, Economic Development Director for Mercer County, said,"We are very happy that they gave us an opportunity to show them the strength of our area in meeting the needs for the first Distribution Center in the Midwest. We believe Mercer County is a great match for a company with Ferguson's history and reputation. Logistically speaking, I think it's a perfect fit for this area and it's definitely a win for the region and the state of Ohio as a whole."
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