Crocs Brings Major Distribution Center to Ohio, Creates 130+ Jobs
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Infrastructure and proximity to customers influence relocation from California to the Midwest
Crocs will relocate its North American distribution operation to a site near the Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio. Crocs will lease a NorthPoint Development building that covers 540,000 square feet. The new operation will give Crocs the ability to serve about 80 percent of its customers within the four days’ shipping service of the company’s “free economy shipping.”
The company performed an initial search on its own, and the Dayton region as well as the state of Ohio came out on top. Dayton has a great infrastructure and a location central to large populations, allowing the company greater reach and speedier delivery. Both a robust physical infrastructure and growth in its technology industry make Ohio a natural center for logistics and e-commerce.
Crocs is confident in the region’s availability and quality of workers to join the team. Talent was one of the biggest draws for the region, and Crocs believes that Dayton is a good fit for its growing business.
Crocs joins other e-commerce companies in the Dayton region, including Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics and Meijer.