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Koehler Announces Over 800 Jobs Coming to Springfield

October 4, 2021
J. Kyle Koehler News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) today announced Gabriel Brothers Inc. (Gabe’s) will be opening a new distribution center in Springfield. The $77.5 million project is expected to create over 800 full-time positions over the course of five years and, as a result, generate $27.8 million in new annual payroll.

"Great things happen when people work together. In a time when that seems more and more difficult at the national and state levels, I am excited to see Gabe's come to our community,” said Koehler.

Gabe’s is a discount department store chain offering brand name fashions and footwear, home décor, kitchen tools, work gear, pet supplies, and other consumer goods. The Springfield location will serve as the company’s largest distribution center.

 “Gabe’s sees what I see – Springfield, Clark County, the Greater Springfield Partnership and the Springfield CIC working hand-in-hand with JobsOhio to invest in Ohio’s 79th District,” said Koehler. “The 1,000 new jobs that will be created in Clark County will have an immeasurable positive impact on our community. Thank you to all involved for being an example worth emulation for the rest of Ohio.”

Construction will begin mid-October with hiring commencing in the fall of 2022. The facility is expected to open in February 2023. Positions will include material handlers, packers, sorters, equipment operation, truck drivers, counters, maintenance, administration, supervisors and managers.