Hayneedle Expands Distribution Center in Monroe

Hayneedle, the Omaha-based online retailer of home goods, announced last week it has expanded its distribution and fulfillment center in Monroe.

Hayneedle, the Omaha-based online retailer of home goods, announced last week it has expanded its distribution and fulfillment center in Monroe. The Hayneedle Distribution Center will now be able to accommodate the company’s continued growth.

Hayneedle opened in 2010 on Logistics Way. It signed a lease with Industrial Developments International (IDI) for 501,357 square feet at the Monroe Logistics Center, about 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. The company chose this Butler County facility for its proximity to customers: It can reach more than 70 percent of its customers in two business days from this location. The facility is its primary customer distribution and fulfillment center and is also home to a Hayneedle retail outlet.

The distribution and fulfillment center has been expanded by about 20 percent, to almost 600,000 square feet. Hayneedle also has the option to add another 120,000 square feet in the coming years. According to Dave Woods, the facility’s operations director, Hayneedle expects to be able to store more than two million cubic feet of product in the expanded facility.

The online retailer will employ as many as 150 full-time and seasonal workers at the expanded distribution center during the 2012 holiday shopping season. Hayneedle was represented  in the expansion by Si Pitstick, executive vice president with Cushman & Wakefield | Cincinnati Commercial Realtors.

“Expanding our Monroe facility after only two years demonstrates our phenomenal growth, ongoing commitment to the Monroe area and confidence in the facility’s operations team,” said Tom Clement, vice president of supply chain and logistics for Hayneedle. “It also demonstrates our belief in the incredible workforce in Monroe and the surrounding communities.”

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