Lotus/Kiesel bldg

The Lotus/Kiesel building shown in April 2018.

OGDEN — A large, third-party shipping and freight logistics company is moving an office to Ogden, bringing with it 90 new jobs.

England Logistics will open an office in the Lotus/Kiesel building on the southwest corner of Kiesel Avenue and 24th Street, according to an Ogden City press release. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City and has offices in four other states. 

The space inside the recently renovated, historic downtown building will allow England to expand its account management team, the release says. When the office opens, 25 inside sales positions will be available, with another 65 potentially coming on line in 2019 as other divisions are added at the site.

The company plans to open the Ogden office by the end of this month.

Ogden City’s Community and Economic Development Director said the city has seen significant growth in the professional and technical sales sector, thanks in large part to sales program at Weber State University. England has had a long-term partnership with the program, the release says, which factored into the location choice.

Built in more than 100 years ago, the Lotus/ Kiesel building has a rich history in Ogden.

It was constructed by Fred J. Kiesel in 1913 and housed several commercial activities. The Security State Bank was a tenant beginning in 1914 and other tenants included attorneys, photographers, mortgage companies, and even a bike shop.

The Standard-Examiner called the building home until 1961.

In the early 2000s, the 20,000-square-foot structure featured a nightclub, but remained mostly vacant until the Salt Lake City-based Lotus Company renovated it. The building now features an app development company, event space and a photography studio.

You can reach reporter Mitch Shaw at mishaw@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @mitchshaw23 or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/MitchShaw.StandardExaminer.

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