COLUMBUS, OH — Kimball Midwest, an MRO Distributor, is currently expanding their corporate headquarters and distribution center located in Columbus, Ohio.
Construction is underway on a 168,000 square foot expansion of the facility. Work began before the start of summer and is expected to be completed in full by early 2015. The warehouse portion of the expansion is estimated to be complete by December 2014 while the office space should be move-in ready during March 2015. The company celebrated the future expansion with groundbreaking ceremonies held earlier this year.
“We are changing the layout of the facility to give us improved efficiencies day one as well as better position ourselves to handle our dynamic growth,” says Steve Good, Director of Operations.
Kimball Midwest has made significant investments to upgrade mechanicals and lighting over the past couple of years to improve their energy efficiencies. The headquarters location in Columbus has plans to continue the use of LED lighting and occupancy sensors in the distribution center.
With the expansion, the company expects to add an additional 50 jobs to the Columbus area, starting in 2015.
Kimball Midwest currently operates nationwide out of distribution centers in Columbus, Dallas, and Reno with plans to open a new distribution center in Savannah, Georgia in late 2014.