Business and the Economy
Mountain Online Retailer adds 50 jobs
Community leaders and officials from TrollandToad.com attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday celebrating the expansion of the company’s Kentucky operations. The 18-year-old company, which specializes in games, moved into a new location in Corbin and has added 50 new jobs, bringing its total employment to more than 160. Over the next two years, the company plans to hire 100 more employees, for a total of more than 250 employees.
TrollandToad.com moved into the former American Greetings plant in Corbin. Corbin sits on the line between Whitley and Knox counties and an unincorporated portion of the city also extends into Laurel County.
Ranked in the 2010 Internet Retailer Magazine Top 500 list, TrollandToad.com was started by Jon and Lana Huston in their home in Keavy, Ky. Their online catalog currently includes collectible card games, collectible miniatures, board games, role-playing games, game supplies and toys.
In April 2011, the company completed its purchase of the largest industrial warehouse in eastern Kentucky, formerly occupied by American Greeting Cards. TrollandToad.com currently occupies around one-third of the one million-square-foot facility, including its production and fulfillment operations, as well as a retail store and tournament center.
To help encourage the company’s investment in the facility, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved TrollandToad.com for tax incentives of up to $1 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.