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Logistics firm planning 415 jobs in Plainfield

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Brentwood, Tenn.-based Ozburn-Hessey Logistics LLC plans to expand its distribution center in Plainfield and create up to 415 new jobs by 2015, the Hendricks County town announced on Monday.

“The creation of 415 new jobs by 2015 is an employment boost for the town of Plainfield and all of central Indiana,” said Town Council President Robin Brandgard in a written statement. “Ozburn-Hessey is an outstanding logistics firm that continues to grow its business in Plainfield.”

Founded in 1951, OHL is one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the world, providing domestic and international transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import and export consulting services.

The company already has about 500 employees and occupies more than 2.2 million square feet of space in the Indianapolis area.

To accomodate the expansion, OHL plans to spend $16.7 million to double the amount of space it leases in one of its distribution centers by an additional 406,000 square feet.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered OHL $2 million in performance-based tax credits. The town of Plainfield offered a 10-year personal property tax abatement valued at $481,000 and training grants of $256,000.

OHL’s Plainfield operations are located in the AirTech Industrial Park at the corner of Ronald Reagan and AirTech parkways.

OHL operates 120 distribution centers and has 6,000 employees worldwide.

 

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