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."