Company that operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to add 820 jobs near airport

Global retailer eyes new project in Union

Credit: Tim Boyle

Credit: Tim Boyle

An arm of a global apparel and homewares retailer has plans for a logistics complex in Union, representing yet another new warehouse in the vicinity of Dayton International Airport and the interchange of interstates 70 and 75.

TJX Digital Inc. expects to create 820 full-time jobs in Union, generating $51.69 million in new annual payroll, as a result of the company’s new project in Union, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority said Monday.

The TJX companies is an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. In the United States, the company operates T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Homesense.

The Tax Credit Authority approved a 2.058%, 10-year job creation tax credit for the project. The location for the warehouse has not be disclosed and company officials did not return calls for comment.

Tax Credit Authority notes for the project said Ohio is competing with Pennsylvania and Indiana for the development.

“State support will help ensure the proposed project moves forward in Ohio,” those notes said. “The proposed project in the city of Union, Montgomery County includes the establishment of a new location for another mid-west L&D (logistics and distribution) facility due to rapid growth in their e-commerce business.”

City of Union administrators did not return a call for comment and the Dayton Development Coalition said it could not comment on the project.

TJX was ranked 97 in the 2021 Fortune 500 company listings. At the end of 2020, the company said it had more than 4,500 stores in nine countries, four e-commerce sites and some 320,000 employees.

The warehouse is one of several under construction or proposed in Union and nearby Dayton near the Dayton airport. The area has been a magnet for distribution operations for Chewy, Energizer, Crocs, Innovative Plastic Molders Inc., Frito-Lay and Procter & Gamble

Also under construction in Union:

--- Amazon is building a fulfillment Center in Union where employees will pick, pack and ship customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods, in a more than 630,000-square-feetfoot facility that the company said would open in 2022. The building is just east of the Procter & Gamble distribution center and will be home to about 1,500 workers.

--- In February, the Montgomery County Transportation Improvement District approved a development pact with freight carrier Dayton Freight, which has plans to build a 211,770-square-foot facility in Union.

TID trustees approved a development agreement with Dayton Freight which will lead to the construction of a new facility on the north side of Old Springfield Road, said Steve Stanley, the improvement district’s executive director.

In all Monday, the Tax Credit Authority approved assistance for six projects set to create 1,281 new jobs and retain 747 jobs statewide.

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