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Hayneedle To Open West Coast Distribution Center

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Article Summary: 300,000 Square Foot Facility in Southern California to Open Spring 2013; Additional Capacity Expected to Enable Standard Two-Day Ground Shipping to 90% of Customers


Hayneedle, the online destination to find everything home, announced the leasing of 300,000 square feet of distribution and fulfillment space in Southern California, bringing the company’s total to approximately 900,000 square feet. The new distribution center, located at 6860 Sycamore Canyon Blvd. in the community of Riverside, just east of Los Angeles, will open in the spring of 2013.

The expansion to the West Coast marks Hayneedle’s first regional distribution and fulfillment facility. From its current location in Monroe, Ohio, which opened in 2010 and recently expanded to approximately 600,000 square feet, Hayneedle delivers to 70% of its customers in two days via standard ground shipping. The company expects to increase that number to nearly 90% with the opening of the West Coast distribution center. In addition to providing fulfillment to customers in the western U.S., the facility in Riverside will also serve as a deconsolidation and cross-dock site for Hayneedle’s imported and exclusive home and outdoor products.

“"The West Coast facility is yet another milestone in our growth and the location aligns with our commitment to provide unparalleled selection and unmatched customer service,” ” said Tom Clement, Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics, Hayneedle. “We are excited to join the Riverside community, which has ; the people we have met there have been very enthusiastic and welcomed us with open armsin welcoming us.”

The new facility will open in spring 2013 with a core team of approximately 20 associates; the number of employees is expected to double in the next few years. Positions will range from general warehouse associates to management positions in operations, human resources and industrial engineering. The company expects the majority of the hiring will begin in early 2013. Interested parties can check for job listings and updates at the Hayneedle Careers Website: http://www.hayneedleinc.com/careers.

“We strive to set the highest standard for the online home furnishings industry when it comes to delivering an exceptional and consistent customer experience,” said Clement. “To do so takes intensive planning across all components of our supply chain. Our long-term facility commitments in Monroe, Ohio and, now, in Riverside, California, provide additional expansion options of 220,000 square feet of space to accommodate future growth, while maintaining award-winning customer service.”

The building in Riverside is owned by Sycamore Business Park, LLC, a joint venture between Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners. Si Pitstick of Cincinnati Commercial Realtors and Chuck Belden of Cushman & Wakefield’s Inland Empire office represented Hayneedle in the transaction.

About Hayneedle: Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, hayneedle.com is the online destination to find everything home…from patio furniture to platform beds, coffee tables to cuckoo clocks. With a wide variety of products for every room, style and budget, hayneedle.com’s user-friendly shopping experience ensures people find what they love and love what they find. With free shipping on nearly everything – even 3,500 lb. bathtubs – and hassle-free returns with no restocking fees, consumers can shop with confidence. Hayneedle.com m is owned by Hayneedle, Inc., which is based in Omaha, NE with a primary distribution center in Monroe, OH and regional facility in Riverside, CA scheduled to open Spring 2013. Hayneedle has been recognized by Internet Retailer and Inc. Magazine as one of the top online retailers and fastest growing companies in America. Learn more at www.hayneedleinc.com.

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