Sears Distribution Center To Close In Columbus


UPDATED: Monday August 11, 2014 5:30 PM

Sears officials say the company is closing a distribution center in Columbus.

The center on Lockbourne Road will remain operational until the end of December. 

The distribution center sends products to Sears and Kmart stores.

A company official said the closing was part of a strategy to “optimize the distribution network.”

There are 200 people currently working at the facility. The company is offering them a severance package or the option to apply for open positions in other parts of the company.

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