Tractor Supply breaks ground on Ohio distribution center
The 895,000-square-foot distribution facility will serve more than 250 stores.
Tractor Supply executives, local government officials and development partners break ground on the Company’s new distribution center in Navarre, Ohio.
Tractor Supply Companyhas begun construction on its latest distribution center in Navarre, Ohio.
The Company celebrated the occasion on June 16 with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the new facility.
According to the Brentwood, Tenn.-based retailer, 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.
As of March, Tractor Supply operates 1,944 stores in 49 states along with 177 Petsense stores in 23 states,
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,” said Colin Yankee, Tractor Supply EVP and 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.”
Yankee noted that, beyond the technical fit, the company was pleased to find the right combination of community support, workforce and cultural fit between Tractor Supply’s values and the Village of Navarre.
The 895,000-square-foot facility is being designed and built to meet high energy efficiency and environmental standards. Tractor Supply anticipates seeking LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
The last distribution center Tractor Supply opened is its 925,000-square-foot facility in Frankfort, N.Y. At the time, the company had 1,765 stores.