Hayneedle.com Cuts Ribbon on New Distribution Center in Monroe on Thursday, July 15, 2010 Online Home Furnishings Leader Opens New 500,000+ Square-Foot Facility at Monroe Logistics Center, Creating Up to 85 New Area Jobs

MONROE, Ohio, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, a leading online retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle products, will open its new customer distribution center at the Monroe Logistics Center, located about 20 miles north of downtown Cincinnati, on Thursday, July 15, 2010.  

The new facility will serve as Hayneedle's primary customer distribution and fulfillment center, and is expected to employ up to 85 people by year-end.  The Hayneedle Distribution Center in Monroe currently employs 45 associates.  Hayneedle.com recently surpassed $1 billion in sales since being established in 2002.

In February 2010, Hayneedle signed a lease with Industrial Developments International (IDI) to occupy the 501,357-square-foot building.  The new facility has been submitted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the nationally accepted benchmark that defines the standards for high-performance and environmentally responsible development. Features include increased natural lighting with skylights and windows, reduced energy and water usage, motion-sensor lighting, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, coatings, and early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers.

WHAT:

Hayneedle.com Opens 500,000+ Square Foot Distribution Facility in Monroe, OH



WHEN:

Thursday, July 15, 2010


11:30am EDT


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by Celebratory Lunch



WHERE:

Monroe Logistics Center


1001 Logistics Way (Off of Rt. 63 West to Left on Salzman Rd.)


Monroe, OH 45050



WHO:

Carter Cast, CEO and the Hayneedle.com Executive Team


Local distribution center employees


Representatives from local government, community leaders and the property developer



About Hayneedle.com

Hayneedle.com offers "variety, sweet variety" for the home and more through its 200-plus online specialty retail stores.  Established in 2002, Hayneedle.com offers an extensive variety of high quality home and lifestyle products, far surpassing what is available in the traditional retail world or from other online retailers. By providing a rewarding shopping experience, exceptional service, true product variety and the right content to buy with confidence, Hayneedle.com helps customers find what they love and love what they find. Hayneedle.com has been recognized by Internet Retailer and Inc. Magazine as one of the top online retailers and fastest growing companies in America. With more than $200 million in sales, Hayneedle.com is privately held and funded by Insight Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit www.hayneedle.com.

Contact:

Mike Rosen / Rita Larchar


Bratskeir & Co.


212-679-2233


rlarchar@bratskeir.com


mrosen@bratskeir.com




Sean Ryder, Dir. of Fulfillment


Hayneedle.com


937-285-1005


sryder@hayneedle.com



SOURCE Hayneedle.com



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