Thirty-One Gifts recently announced that both its corporate headquarters and distribution center will be relocating.
The company will move its corporate headquarters from its current location near Easton in Columbus, Ohio, to New Albany, which is just northeast of Columbus, in early January 2019. About 300 people will move to the new headquarters.
Cindy Monroe, founder and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts, said the move into the new building, which was the old Bob Evans headquarters, supports the company’s growth plans. “This is a beautiful building on a beautiful 40-acre campus,” she said. “It will help us attract and retain the top talent we need to grow and remain a leader in the industry.”
The company also announced that, as part of its growth strategy, it will move its distribution center to Texas in the second quarter of 2019. It is leasing 651,000 square feet of distribution center space in Flower Mound, a suburb of Dallas, and plans to begin fulfillment operations there in April 2019. The move will enable the company to better serve the markets where it anticipates the most growth.
“We’ve had our home office and distribution center in Columbus for 10 years,” Monroe said. “Our Columbus location has served us well, and we’re proud and excited to maintain our headquarters—and 300 jobs—here. Moving the distribution center to Texas, however, puts our distribution operations closer to areas of significant growth potential for us in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.”
The move will affect about 800 employees who work in the Columbus distribution center. Company officials have invited all of them to relocate to Dallas and continue working for Thirty-One Gifts there. Those who remain in Columbus will be eligible for a severance package and outplacement services, including onsite job fairs.