Jobs alert: Expanding logistics company hiring in Butler County

Ohio Logistics is hiring for the Butler County facility it recently purchased for more than $6 million.

The company, which started operations in 1988, offers services in warehousing and transportation.

It operates more than 5 million square feet of warehouse space and is one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Midwest, according to Grace Gregory, an HR administrative assistant.

That means being able to deliver tailored solutions specifically designed to fit a client’s needs, including pallet in pallet out, fulfillment, assembly, kitting and more, Gregory said.

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Ohio Logistics employs around 400 associates across 22 locations within five states. It employs 11 associates at the 246,000-square-foot facility at 5564 Alan B. Shepard St. in Trenton, which started operating as Ohio Logistics in November.

The company purchased the site for $6.2 million on Oct. 16, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

Those who wish to apply for a position with Ohio Logistics may do so directly at under the 'Careers' tab.

We asked Gregory about the company’s recent hiring efforts. Here’s what she had to say.

Q: What are the biggest challenges facing the company and other such similar companies and how is the company uniquely positioned to address that challenges?

A. “One major challenge our company, and similar companies, are facing are rising associate turnover rates. We have made internal changes to be more attractive those individuals seeking employment. Those changes include, but are not limited to, company benefits and recognition programs. We believe our company culture has the greatest impact on our recruiting efforts and ultimately our success. By fostering an environment that individuals enjoy and job seekers want, we can better recruit and retain the top performers our company needs to grow.”

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Q: Some job seekers are concerned about the limits of advancement within a company or an industry. To what degree can your employees advance from entry-level roles to be promoted to greater positions within the company?

A: “When we hire individuals, we are investing in them. We always try to promote from within, as we believe we have a strong associate development program. We are continually striving to improve our associates. As an organization, we care about our associates career progress and are continually looking to provide opportunities to grow.”

Q: What is the most prevalent roadblock that the company encounters when it comes to hiring and what can job seekers do to remedy that situation?

A: “We have found that experience is one of the most prevalent roadblocks that we encounter in regard to hiring, primarily with Forklift Operators. In order to remedy this situation, we suggest applicants have at least 1 year of prior experience operating forklifts. Another option to remedy this situation is to reach out to local agencies, such as Ohio Means Jobs, that may offer forklift or other types of professional training and resources.”

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