Chewy announced in October 2018 its plans to build a fulfillment center near the Dayton International Airport, which will employ 600 new workers.
Chewy is a leading online retailer of pet food and products, founded in Florida in 2011. Chewy set out to offer the knowledge and service of a pet store with the convenience of shopping online. Chewy currently employs more than 7,000 workers at 11 locations across the United States. Chewy has seven fulfillment centers, as well as, its new location in Dayton, first in the state of Ohio and eighth in the country.
Chewy began searching for a location for its new fulfillment center that would allow them to enhance their delivery network and provide customers with an even faster delivery service. Chewy needed a talented workforce and a diverse transportation system that provided reliable and affordable shipping options.
The fast-growing logistics cluster at the Dayton International Airport offered all the requirements Chewy was looking for: a strategic location with easy access to a national transportation network, a skilled workforce, and collaborative partners ready to support the needs of a new Ohio employer. As a result, Chewy will occupy a 690,000 square-foot building near the Dayton International Airport. “We are thrilled to extend Chewy’s fulfillment operations to Dayton, Ohio and appreciate the partnership with the City of Dayton, Montgomery County, Dayton Development Coalition and Jobs Ohio in the opening of our newest fulfillment center, our first in the state and eighth in the country,” said Gregg Walsh, VP, Fulfillment Center HR Operations of Chewy, Inc. “We look forward to making a positive economic impact in the local community of Dayton with the creation of 600 new jobs. In addition, with the enhancement of our delivery network, we’re excited to provide our customers with even faster delivery of their orders.”