HERMISTON — A new warehouse starting construction in Hermiston is expected to produce 100 new jobs once it is completed later this year.
Meyer Distributing, a distribution company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana, received a building permit from the city of Hermiston in March to begin work on a new $11 million warehouse. Meyer Distributing Chief Executive Officer Jeff Braun said he expects the warehouse to begin operations in December.
According to its website, the family-owned company is “a leader in specialty products marketing and distribution” and uses strategically placed warehouses around the country to distribute auto parts, sanitation supplies and lifestyle products.
After the Hermiston warehouse opens near the end of 2021, Braun said the company expects to hire between 75 and 100 people by the end of 2022. He said starting wages for all positions will be at least $15 an hour, and the company will likely begin hiring in November.
The Hermiston warehouse will house inventory ready to be shipped to customers in the region. Braun said the building will be more than 169,000 square feet, and the building permit filed with the city values it more than $11.1 million.
The facility will be located be at 975 E. Penney Ave. in Hermiston’s southern industrial area, about one-half mile west of Ranch & Home.
Braun said the company’s Indiana headquarters has a population of approximately 16,000 people in a county with a population of about 43,000 people.
“We are aware of how important an impact a company like ours can have on the local community and look forward to being a good partner with the city and its citizens,” he said in an email.
For more information about the company, visit www.meyerdistributing.com.