Last Wednesday afternoon, Arrow Industrial Supply principals and members of the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at a 1.32-acre site in Sunbury Industrial Park for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Construction is slated to begin this week on the $840,000 facility. The company repackages nuts, bolts, and other hardware for resale.
In April, Stan Hildreth, representing Arrow Industrial Supply co-owner Jeff Jordan, approached members of the Village of Sunbury Planning & Zoning Commission for informal discussions about building an 11,300-square-foot facility at 660 Kintner Parkway.
Following several formal visits to zoning, variance approvals, and a fast-track through Sunbury Village Council, Arrow’s building plans were approved contingent on final engineering and legal approval.
Arrow Industrial Supply was founded in 1983. Jordan joined the firm in 1989, became a half-owner in 2002 before buying out the company’s former owner.
“We’re a distributor for 75,000 small maintenance and repair parts – fasteners, cutting tools, and abrasives,” Jordan said. “The company did $2.4 million in business last year, this year we’re on pace to do $2.6 million. We’ve had double-digit growth every year since 2009.”
Arrow Industrial Supply has 13 employees – five of them work in sales on the road. Jordan said 50 percent of Arrow Industrial Supply sales are in Ohio; the remaining 50 percent are divided between Chicago, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Arrow Industrial Supply is not just Jeff Jordan. His wife Colleen is the company CEO and owns 51 percent of the company, Curt Campagna is VP of Sales.
Campagna said Arrow Industrial Supply had outgrown its Chandler Court facility in Westerville; and that moving to the new Sunbury facility would more than double the firm’s warehouse space.
“We’re extremely excited about moving to Sunbury and developing relationships in this community,” Campagna said. “We want to grow with Sunbury.”
Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield, who sits as a voting member of the village planning commission, said Sunbury welcomes growing businesses like Arrow Industrial Supply.
“Arrow Industrial Supply was looking at multiple places to move to when they began outgrowing their Westerville location,” Hatfield said. “We’re pleased they have chosen our community to grow in.”
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.