HomeGoods has decided to setup shop in a Trumbull County community, and the people there are happy to welcome the distribution center and the jobs that will come with it.
HomeGoods submitted a zoning application in March for a 1.2 million-square-foot facility for a new distribution center in Lordstown. The company said it was going to withdraw its application in April and then changed its mind again in May.
The discount store said it is grateful for the support it has gotten from Lordstown and is looking forward to moving ahead with the proposed distribution center.
The TJX Companies, Inc., which owns HomeGoods, made the following statement:
We are pleased with the results of today’s Lordstown Village Council vote and are grateful to the Council for its support of our proposed distribution center project. We wish to reiterate our deep commitment to being a good neighbor in Lordstown and having a positive impact on the community, and look forward to continuing through the process to make this project a reality.
The enormous facility is expected to bring 1,000 jobs to Lordstown. This is extremely appealing to the community since General Motors said it would be laying off around 1,500 workers at the Lordstown plant due to declining Chevrolet Cruze sales. The GM plant is the largest employer in the county.