The chief executive officer of a Kentucky logistics business who lives in Summerville is moving part of his company to his own back yard.
LeanCor Supply Chain Group said Tuesday it is relocating its sales, marketing and consulting functions to an office on West Richardson Avenue in downtown Summerville.
The company expects to create 10 new jobs within the first year. It anticipates adding more employees as the new branch location grows.
LeanCor said it based the decision to set up the Summerville office on the local quality of life and the proximity to existing industry.
Robert Martichenko, founder and CEO, said he moved with his family to Flowertown from Kentucky about three years ago to be closer to the coast.
“It just seems logical now to move a portion of LeanCor’s sales and marketing and consulting teams to Summerville so I can work more closely with my team members,” Martichenko said in a statement.
LeanCor has more than 150 employees in the United States, Canada and China.
In addition to handling warehousing and other logistical work for commercial customers, the business offers training, education and consulting.
Established in 2005, the company said it specializes in “lean logistics” by seeking ways to eliminate inefficiencies and other forms of organizational waste.
LeanCor’s main U.S. operation is in Florence, Ky., near the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Airport.
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