Logistics Firm to Launch Operations in Plainfield, Hire 250

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (March 8, 2010) – s2f worldwide, LLC, a startup provider of supply chain and logistics services, announced today that it will establish its headquarters and distribution operations here, creating 250 new jobs by 2013.

The company, which offers a range of transportation management, warehousing and distribution services, will invest $10.8 million to lease and equip a 200,000 square-foot distribution center and office building near the Indianapolis International Airport. s2f, a Minority Business Enterprise, will serve customers in the automotive, life sciences, telecommunications and retail markets, among others.

“There is no location more accessible or more convenient for logistics operations than Indiana,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “Plainfield continues to be among the top choices anywhere for businesses like s2f to grow and expand.”

s2f plans to begin hiring supervisory and warehouse associates in April in preparation for the anticipated commencement of operations in the second quarter of 2010.

“Plainfield’s infrastructure makes it an ideal location for s2f. We look forward to bringing jobs to our state and becoming an engaged community partner,” said Randall J. Lewis, president of s2f worldwide.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered s2f worldwide, LLC up to $2 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $45,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The town of Plainfield will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.

“We are gratified that s2f Worldwide has chosen Plainfield to locate its new distribution facility,” said Robin G. Brandgard, president of the Plainfield Town Council. “The new jobs and investment that s2f brings to our community is confirmation that our investment in infrastructure and our outstanding location continue to make Plainfield a premier location for new or expanding businesses.”

s2f’s decision to locate in Plainfield adds to Indiana’s expanding transportation and logistics industry. With more than 11,000 miles of highway, 4,700 miles of mainline rail track and the only fully-funded, 10-year road improvement program in the country, Indiana is one of the nation’s top transportation hubs. Each year, more than 720 million tons of freight travel through Indiana, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic in the nation.

About s2f worldwide, LLC
s2f worldwide was established to specialize in the integration of all functions across the supply chain, from sourcing of raw materials, through product manufacturing to the distribution of finished goods. We are committed to helping firms attain operational excellence across their entire supply chains. For more information, visit http://www.s2fworldwide.com.

This s great news and finally a little vindication for The Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership. Executive Director Cinda Kelley has been working so hard behind the scenes and we are lucky to have her in that position.

I have done some press releases for the partnership, but I do believe it does bring in those fish that would be wrangled away by others. While the news is lamenting the loss of more jobs and the Congress says the loss of 62,000 is an improvement, we are being blessed with new jobs.

Think about it.

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