updated: 8/1/2012 11:37:10 AM
An Indiana-based toiletry supplier for luxury hotels has moved its global headquarters from downtown Indianapolis to Plainfield. Gilchrist & Soames says the move should help with anticipated growth and plans to add 40 full-time employees.
August 1, 2012
Plainfield, Ind. (July 31, 2012) -- Gilchrist & Soames, a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for luxury hotels around the world, has moved its worldwide headquarters from downtown Indianapolis to nearby Plainfield, Ind., to accommodate its thriving business. With significant growth projected for 2012 and beyond, the company is poised to hire an additional 40 full-time employees within the next six months to keep up with demand.
“This move isn’t only an indicator of company success, but also an example of Gilchrist & Soames’ long-term commitment to our region’s economic growth,” said Kathie DeVoe, CEO of Gilchrist & Soames. “Our hard-working and passionate employees are the ones who have made our growth possible and have enabled us to offer even more secure, well-paying jobs to our community. This is a win-win for the company and the local community.”
Gilchrist & Soames’ new Plainfield facility spans 250,000-square-feet, compared to 145,000-square-feet in its original location. The expanded manufacturing and distribution space will allow for increased capacity and operational capabilities and the global headquarters office will enhance collaboration and coordination among employees through a newly designed workspace. During the next six months, the company expects to boost its staff of 116 full-time employees by an additional 40 positions, primarily in manufacturing, sales, marketing and operations. Candidates may view openings and submit applications at http://gilchristsoames.myexacthire.com/.
Gilchrist & Soames’ investment in human resources and facilities will allow the company to meet immediate demand while providing room for continued growth. By remaining in the Indianapolis area, Gilchrist & Soames continues to provide the region with unique employment and business development opportunities.
About Gilchrist & Soames
Gilchrist & Soames is a leading provider of cosmetic-grade toiletry collections for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed and breakfasts. Specializing in servicing the luxury hotel market, Gilchrist & Soames’ products can be found in discerning properties throughout the world. The Gilchrist & Soames global headquarters and manufacturing facility is in Plainfield, Ind., with a European sales and distribution office in Peterborough, London, England. For more information, visit www.gilchristsoames.com.
Source: Gilchrist & Soames