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Lowe’s opens DFC in Tennessee

The Direct Fulfillment Center measures 1.1 million sq. ft.

BY HBSDealer Staff

A Lowe’s distribution center described as one of the most technologically sophisticated facilities in the company’s network officially opened Thursday in Coopertown, Tenn.

The center ships parcel packages directly to Lowe’s customers. At 1.1 million sq. ft., the direct fulfillment center, or DFC, is large enough to hold 22 football fields. It’s 4,100 tons of steel is the equivalent of 1,345 pick up trucks. And in another example of its size and sophistication, its 3,900 light fixtures using 100% LED lighting will yield $55,000 in energy savings per year.

Lowe’s broke ground on the Coopertown facility back in August of 2016.

In an interview with the Charlotte Business Journal, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said “This is one of the most automated distribution centers in the U.S.”

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