Thirty-One Gifts, a direct-sales company based in Ohio that sells totes and accessories, will relocate its national distribution center to Flower Mound in 2019, bringing 650 jobs and additional sales tax revenue.
The 651,000 square-foot distribution center is located in the Lakeside Business District, at 951 South Garden Ridge Blvd. which formerly served as the Kohler distribution center.
“The town’s proximity to the DFW Airport, major roadways, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex continue to be a winning combination when it comes to attracting quality companies like Thirty-One Gifts,” said Flower Mound Mayor Steve Dixon. “We welcome them to the Flower Mound community and support their continued success as they grow and expand their business.”
Flower Mound will collect sales tax on any Thirty-One Gifts purchase sourced in Texas, which accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of the company’s sales. The town estimates this to translate into $200,000 in new tax revenue annually.
The Thirty-One Gifts distribution center is scheduled to begin fulfillment operations starting in April, and will be the No. 2 largest private employer in the Town. Prior to opening, Thirty-One Gifts will hire its necessary work force starting in January and invest approximately $17.5 million in improvements to the space and equipment.
“The location in Flower Mound puts our distribution center operations closer to areas with significant potential for us, which includes the southwestern U.S. and Mexico,” said Cindy Monroe, founder and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts. “We’re anticipating sizeable growth in these markets, so it makes sense to run our distribution center in this region.”
Thirty-One Gifts started in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2003. The company, which uses a network of approximately 60,000 independent sales consultants to sell totes, handbags, luggage, backpacks, and other accessories, is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company has grown significantly the past 10 years, becoming one of the world’s premier direct selling companies.