QVC Breaks Ground for West Coast Distribution Center in Ontario, California
ONTARIO - The City of Ontario celebrated the ground breaking of QVC's West Coast Distribution Center on Tuesday with nearly 100 executives from QVC, Sares-Regis Group, the City of Ontario and other supporters that were key to bringing this project to Ontario.Other attendees included representatives from the County of San Bernardino, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, and the State of California Franchise Tax Board, among others. A ground breaking ceremony was held at the future site at Vineyard Avenue, between Fourth Street and Inland Empire Boulevard followed by a luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport.At the luncheon, Rob Muller, Senior Vice President of Customer and Business Services of QVC, announced that the LEED certified, approximately 1-million square foot facility will be operational in the third quarter of 2016 and will accommodate approximately 20 percent of QVC’s total U.S. business.As QVC ramps up operations, the center is expected to employ more than 500 team members by 2018. QVC anticipates hiring approximately 1,000 team members in total by 2020 as the distribution center expands fulfillment to all product categories.“Throughout our site search, we considered a number of factors including location, size, proximity to transportation, and a qualified labor force,” Muller said. “When we ranked everything, Ontario was by far the best.” To read more about the QVC West Coast Distribution Center in Ontario, click here.Rob Muller, Senior Vice President of Customer and Business Services for QVC, addressed the crowd on Tuesday at the ground breaking ceremony luncheon. The Ontario City Council celebrated QVC's West Coast Distribution Center groundbreaking on Tuesday. As QVC ramps up operations, the center is expected to employ more than 500 team members by 2018. QVC anticipates hiring approximately 1,000 team members in total by 2020 as the distribution center expands fulfillment to all product categories.