Hayneedle, the online destination for a wide range of home furnishings, today announced that it has expanded its Monroe, OH distribution and fulfillment center to accommodate continued growth. The expansion increases Hayneedle’s fulfillment space to approximately 600,000 square feet, while providing the company with the option to expand an additional 120,000 square feet in the coming years, according to the company.
In 2010, Hayneedle signed a lease to occupy what was originally a 501,357-square-foot location at the Monroe Logistics Center. Hayneedle said it chose the facility for its proximity to customers: from this location the company can reach over 70% of its customers in two business days. Dave Woods, the facility’s operations director, noted that Hayneedle expects to be able to hold over two million cubic feet of product in the expanded facility. The expanded Hayneedle distribution center in Monroe will employ up to 150 full-time and seasonal associates in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season.
“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, vp/supply chain and logistics at Hayneedle. “It also demonstrates our belief in the incredible workforce in Monroe and the surrounding communities.”