Akron-based Signet Jewelers has expanded a warehouse and distribution center in Barberton.
The jeweler's "non-merchandise fulfillment center," houses such things as jewelry boxes and other store supplies.
The expansion more than doubles the space to 134,000 square feet, making one location for all non-merchandise supplies for approximately 3,000 U.S. stores, the company said.
“This expansion is vitally important to Signet’s continued success and enables us to configure an ideal space to best meet the needs of our business and our Team,” said Bryan Morgan, Signet Jewelers’ Chief Operations Officer.
The expansion also means the number of jobs will increase from 40 to 58 by the end of the year, an increase of 45 percent, company officials said.
“The City of Barberton is excited about the Signet Jewelers expansion here in Barberton,” said Barberton Mayor William Judge. "This means new jobs to the community, vacant land is now developed, and Signet has increased their capacity, meeting the needs of their business. The Signet leadership team, Adkins Building Company and Cardinal Maintenance were great to work with during this process,” he said. "We look forward to continued growth and development.”