BlueStar, a provider of solutions-based distribution technology, recently opened a new 150,000 square-foot world headquarters in Hebron, Kentucky. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art training center, warehouse and distribution center, and corporate headquarters. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and BlueStar President and CEO Steve Kuntz attended the June 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
With wireless mobility, data collection, bar coding, Point-of-Sale, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) products, BlueStar is a leader in global distribution technology. The privately-held company employs 200 people in Greater Cincinnati, with an additional 100 employees worldwide.
“BlueStar quickly outgrew its Florence facility,” stated Tracey Lugo, BlueStar’s Marketing Communications Manager. “As we continue to grow we now have the room to hire approximately 60 new employees. We will be seeking candidates from our own community who are seasoned in business development, hi-tech product marketing, distribution, and web development.”
The new facility includes energy-efficient motion sensor lighting; recycling of waste has been expanded to 70 percent. Integrated software allows place-based media and narrowcasting throughout the new facility. The global training center is large enough to host simultaneous events; expanded integration/repair and customer support centers allow optimal support for BlueStar’s resellers.
“BlueStar’s relocation to a Global Headquarters of this magnitude is emblematic of our character and direction in the present and future global solutions-based distribution market,” said Steve Cuntz, BlueStar’s Chief Executive Officer.
By Elena Stevenson
Source: BlueStar, Tracey Lugo