Online car retailer Vroom to invest $13.5 million, bring more than 200 jobs to Whitestown
WHITESTOWN, Ind. (Sept. 30, 2015) – The largest online pre-owned car retailer will open a fulfillment center in Whitestown, bringing more than 200 jobs to the city.
Vroom’s second U.S. location will be located at Whitestown’s former Subaru plant, which has been empty for more than a year. The company has a second U.S. location near Dallas, Texas. The Whitestown location will serve as a reconditioning and fulfillment center. The 500,000-square-foot facility will open in December and house up to 2,500 cars.
The plant is located off Indianapolis Road west of I-65.
According to Whitestown officials, Vroom will hire about 100 local workers at first and then expand to a team of 220 employees. The jobs will pay an average wage of $34 per hour.
Vroom will use the Whitestown facility for its “supremely certified” reconditioning process, which is used on all of the vehicles it sells. Cars go through a 126-point inspection process that includes everything from tires to paint quality. The company aims to sells its cars in the best shape possible.
The startup company counts NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway as one of its investors. Vroom will invest $13.5 million into Whitestown, which puts the company within range for more than 50 million customers in a 300-mile radius for vehicle delivery within 24 hours.