Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Golf Warehouse announced today that the company will be expanding its operations in Wichita, Kansas. As a result, the company plans to hire an additional 24 full-time employees during 2011, and anticipates hiring 105 full-time employees over the next five years.
Currently, a significant portion of The Golf Warehouse’s product fulfillment is handled at another Redcats location based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Beginning in April of this year, all product fulfillment for TGW.com - The Golf Warehouse®, a division of
Redcats, will transition to Wichita with the process being completed by the end of August. The consolidation of The Golf Warehouse’s merchandise (golf, baseball, softball and soccer) into one site will eliminate orders being shipped from two locations (Indianapolis and Wichita), ultimately improving the level of service to its customers.
To house the significant increase in product, TGW.com - The Golf Warehouse® will be leasing additional warehouse space (8908 E. 34th Street North) across the street from its current location. The building is 200,000 square feet; however, initially, the company will only utilize 130,000 square feet. As a result of The Golf Warehouse's investment in the City of Wichita, the Kansas Department of Commerce and Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition collaborated with TGW.com - The Golf Warehouse® to secure a performance-based incentive package that includes forgivable loans
and reimbursement for training new and existing employees.
“Expanding our facility and adding staff is a strong commitment to the city of Wichita that this is our home and a place we see opportunity for
continued growth,” said Brad Wolansky, CEO of TGW.com - The Golf
Warehouse®. “TGW.com - The Golf Warehouse® started as a small family-owned business in 1998 and has since grown to more than 200 employees that are actively part of our local community.”
“We are so pleased to keep and grow a national and international company, especially such a great one here in Wichita,” said Carl Brewer, Mayor, City of Wichita. “Upon completion of their expansion, The Golf Warehouse will now have more than 300 employees and we competed head-on to locate those jobs here.”
"Having Redcats USA expand its operations in Kansas and add more than 100 new positions is great news for the company, Wichita and the state," said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. "The Brownback Administration has made economic growth a top priority for the state, and I appreciate the company's commitment to grow in Kansas, and I wish them every success in the future."