The Wasserstrom Company chooses Whitehall to grow headquarters
The world’s leading restaurant supplier and distributor of foodservice supplies and equipment is moving its headquarters to Whitehall, Ohio.
The Wasserstrom Company announced Wednesday that it will expand operations at 4500 E. Broad Street, the current location of Apprisen financial services.
The company, which was founded in 1902, will relocate its operations from its Columbus Brewery District location at 477 S. Front Street to Whitehall by summer 2017. Wasserstrom has been in its Brewery District building for more than 50 years.
The company will move 225 employees to the 50,000-square-foot building, which will house divisions such as sales, support, purchasing, IT, human resources and finance.
According to Wasserstrom, Whitehall’s aggressive economic development leaders and learning about the growth and change in the community were the two main reasons for the relocation decision.
The Wasserstrom Company’s soon-to-be-headquarters is located across the street from the 17-acre apartment complex the City of Whitehall purchased for redevelopment earlier this summer. The City currently is exploring development options and hopes to announce a developer and plan for the site next month.
“Once we learned about the momentum in Whitehall, our desire was to be part of the excitement,” Brad Wasserstrom said. “We are thrilled to be part of the evolution of the area.”
Whitehall Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff said he has been in conversation with Wasserstrom since the last fall.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome a company like Wasserstrom to Whitehall,” Woodruff said. “Whitehall will be the perfect place for the company to grow for its next 50-plus years.”
Brad Wasserstrom said that though it’s bittersweet to leave their long-time Brewery District location, redevelopment is not the company’s strength.
“For several years, Wasserstrom has been growing above our industry’s average,” said company President Brad Wasserstrom. “We see this continuing and look forward to bringing even more jobs to Whitehall. I am confident that we will find the right developer to reinvigorate the Brewery District location for a better use.”
The Wasserstrom Company has more than 1,800 associates worldwide at its 29 locations in 17 cities. To read more about the Wasserstrom Company, visit www.wasserstrom.com.
For more information about the company’s move to Whitehall, contact Community Affairs Coordinator Gail Martineau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-237-8613.