Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care is announcing plans to construct a 570,000 square foot facility to support their Global Auto Care Division on Concorde Drive at the Dayton International Airport.
“Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care has been looking at options to expand and further improve our warehouse and packaging operations. We are very excited by the opportunities we found at the Dayton International Airport,” said Ken Burns, Vice President Supply Chain, Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care. “This new facility will improve our speed and efficiency while providing us room for further growth. By co-locating our Research and Development, light manufacturing and logistics adjacent to the I-70/75 Interchange we can support our customers in a world class manner! “
Spectrum Brand Global Auto Care is a growing, globally positioned Consumer Products Company that specializes in auto care products including the manufacturing and distribution of the STP, Armor All, and A/C Pro products. These product lines are some of the most recognizable and iconic brands in the automotive industry worldwide.
Construction of the new facility will begin soon on the 39-acre site on Concorde Drive near the entrance to the Dayton International Airport. NorthPoint Development, Inc., based in Kansas City, will develop the facility that is scheduled to open in early 2017. When complete, Spectrum Brands will have approximately 350 jobs in the State of Ohio.
“The City of Dayton is thrilled that Spectrum Brand Global Auto Care has selected Dayton as the location for their new distribution center,” said Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein. “This investment means more new jobs, and it further illustrates the strategic benefits of Dayton’s location at the junction of I-70 and I-75. The City and its partners look forward to seeing the company grow in Dayton.”
Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge confirmed the announcement as an economic development win for the entire Dayton region. “The Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care project is a great example of our successful collaboration to create and retain jobs in growth industries throughout Montgomery County,” added Commissioner Dodge. “Our success depends on partnerships with the City of Dayton, The Dayton Development Coalition and The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.”
“By bringing multiple parts of their operations to the Dayton Airport, Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care will leverage some of the Dayton Region’s strongest assets,“ said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “Research and development, manufacturing, and logistics are some of our region’s top industries, and we have a skilled workforce and robust educational pipeline in those fields. More than half of the country’s population will be within 600 miles, a clear advantage for leading national brands like STP and Armor All. We believe this new facility will be a great fit for their company and our community.”
Phil Parker, President & CEO of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce stated “Today’s logistics market is about quick and efficient receiving and delivery of goods. Spectrum Brands Global Auto Care’s new location at the Dayton International Airport puts them at the heart of the Midwest logistics industry.”
While Spectrum Brands is looking to construct its new facility in Dayton, the project’s implementation is contingent upon formal approval of workforce, equipment and other incentives from state and local organizations.
About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings is a global consumer products company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands providing superior value to consumers and customers every day. The Company is a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+ Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 160 countries. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.