IBJNews

Logistics firm planning 415 jobs in Plainfield

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

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.

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

ADVERTISEMENT