Logistics Firm to Establish Operations in Indiana

March 8, 2010
s2f worldwide LLC, a startup provider of supply chain and logistics services, announced that it will establish its headquarters and distribution operations in Plainfield, Ind., creating 250 new jobs by 2013, according to the Indiana Economic Development C

The company, which offers 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.

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

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

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

In a press release, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. described Indiana as one of the nations top transportation hubs. The agency noted that Indiana has 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.

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Josh Cable | Former Senior Editor

Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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