Ascena Retail Group Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Distribution Center

On August 14, 2014, Ascena Retail Group, a Gray customer, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate its new distribution center and office in Pataskala, Ohio. The 880,000 s.f. campus consists of a 760,000 s.f. distribution center and 120,000 s.f. of office space.

The facility will house 850 associates from all five of Ascena’s leading retail brands including Lane Bryant, Justice, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. Among the many new features of the complex are an on-site Café, Fitness Center, Coffee Bar and unique collaborative work spaces.

David Jaffe, the President and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, Inc., expressed his excitement for the new complex saying, “This facility is state-of-the-art and positions us well for the future.” 

Ascena selected Gray to provide design-build services for its new clothing distribution and office structures.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc.  is a leading specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and for tween girls and boys. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries of approximately 3,900 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm, has over 54 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Currently, Gray has several large projects that are underway or recently completed including: a Michelin Earthmover tire manufacturing plant in Anderson, S.C; a Whirlpool Corporation manufacturing and distribution center in Cleveland, Tenn.; a Siemens gas turbine plant in Charlotte, N.C.; a Roxul, Inc. manufacturing facility in Byhalia, Miss.; an Academy Sports + Outdoors distribution center in Jeffersonville, Ga.; a manufacturing plant for ZF Transmissions in Gray Court, S.C.; a Meijer, Inc. consumer goods distribution facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.; and a Wal-Mart Supercenter expansion in Bakersfield, Calif.

If you have distribution center plant construction needs, please contact Steve Summers, Executive Vice President at ssummers@gray.com. Or, contact Jeff Bischoff, Senior Vice President, Business Development at jbischoff@gray.com.

    August 15, 2014

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