Jeffersonville-based Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. has announced plans for a new warehousing and distribution facility at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville. River Ridge says the facility will serve as a major U.S. distribution hub for the company’s packaged lubricants.

Idemitsu has not disclosed its financial investment in the facility. The company will lease 50,000 square feet of the building, which was developed by America Place, also based in Jeffersonville.

“We are excited about the opportunities that this facility will afford us to service our customers and for the future growth of our business,” said Rick Adkins, senior manager of supply chain logistics for Idemitsu. “We will utilize the America’s Place facility as a fulfillment center for our direct distribution of lubricants across the U.S.  This facility is a perfect fit for Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation due to its proximity to our blending plant as well as the interstate accessibility.”

Idemitsu also has a location at the Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville, just a few minutes away from River Ridge. It is not known how many new jobs would be created with the new facility.

The building will also serve as the home for Affinity, a uniform, professional workwear and safety garment maker that in March announced plans to occupy 100,000 square feet of space and create up to 160 jobs by the end of 2023.