Brentwood, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has officially begun construction on its new distribution center in Navarre, Ohio. The new facility will create more than 375 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service more than 250 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity. With an initial investment of nearly $70 million, construction is currently scheduled to be completed by fall 2022.
“Tractor Supply is excited to break ground on our ninth distribution center,” says Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply’s executive vice president, chief supply chain officer. “The central location of this new facility in Navarre, Ohio, will allow us to more efficiently service our growing store base and online sales as we continue investing in our business for future success.”
The 895,000-square-foot facility is being designed and built to meet high energy efficiency and environmental standards. The company anticipates seeking LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This distribution center will be the second project built on the former 327-acre Stark County Farm property, managed by the Stark Board of Trade. Tractor Supply currently operates 96 stores and employs over 1,700 team members across Ohio.
Tractor Supply will begin hiring for positions at the distribution center in 2022. For more information, visit TractorSupply.jobs.
Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years. As of March 27, 2021, the company operated 1,944 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states. For more information, visit www.TractorSupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. As of March 27, 2021, the company operated 177 Petsense stores in 23 states. For more information, visit www.Petsense.com.
SOURCE: Tractor Supply Company