TaylorMade Golf Locates North American Distribution Center in Evansville
Warehouse Services Inc. (WSI), a global third-party logistics provider, announced plans today to expand operations in Evansville to accommodate a centralized distribution center for TaylorMade Golf Company, creating 52 new jobs by 2019.
“I would like to extend a heart-felt, Hoosier welcome to TaylorMade. I am thrilled company leaders selected Evansville as the best place to continue growing the business,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “With the expansion of Warehouse Services’ operations in Evansville, TaylorMade will be more strategically located to its customer base, which will be more efficient and cost effective.”
The Mt. Vernon-based business will invest $8 million to add 200,000 square-feet to its existing 110,000-square-foot facility at 4400 Garrison Ave. in Evansville, allowing TaylorMade Golf to consolidate their North American distribution operations in a more centrally located site for easier, more economical access to their customers.
“TaylorMade Golf is excited to partner with WSI and the City of Evansville on this new North American Distribution Center. We’re looking forward to better servicing our customers by consolidating all of our warehousing and shipping activities in this strategic location and contributing to the Evansville community for many years to come,” stated Kevin Limbach, vice president of operations for TaylorMade Golf.
Warehouse Services Inc. continues to grow each year through new client development, acquisitions, and expansion opportunities with existing customers. The company operates 77 facilities throughout 19 states in North America and currently employs more than 500 associates in the region and 2,500 internationally.
“For the past 14 years, we have had the pleasure of assisting the #1 driver in Golf, TaylorMade Golf Company with their warehousing needs in North America, said Barry Cox, president and COO of Warehouse Services, Inc. “We thank Taylor Made for their faith in our services and thank WSI employees for their skillful work and commitment to the company.”
With this expansion, Warehouse Services Inc. expects its workforce to support the new operation. Hiring plans will be announced in the near future. Prospective new hires may visit wsionline.com for further details.
At the request of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE), Evansville City Council granted an incentive package including 6-year tax phase-in on both real and personal property to Warehouse Services Inc. for the company’s investment of over $8 million dollars, addition of 52 new full-time employees and 114 flex employees.
About Warehouse Services, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Warehouse Services, Inc. is a certified woman business owned company based in Mount Vernon, Indiana with a network of locations in the United States. Warehouse Services, Inc. provides third-party logistics and warehousing services in North America. The company services clients in various industries, including plastics, automotive, corrugated packaging, tires, apparel/footwear, building material/ roofing, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, industrial equipment, furniture/bedding, chemical, and food.
About TaylorMade Golf Company
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment with industry-leading innovative products like M1 and M2 metalwoods, M1 and M2 irons and TP5/TP5X golf balls. TaylorMade is also a major force on the PGA TOUR with one of the strongest athlete portfolios in golf, that includes world no.1 Dustin Johnson and five of the current Top 15 in the world.