Tractor Supply distribution center coming to Ohio
Tractor Supply Company has plans to build its ninth overall distribution center in Navarre, Ohio.
The approximately 895,000-square-foot facility represents an initial investment of about $70 million, the company said.
The facility will create more than 375 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores at full capacity. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in April 2021, with anticipated completion by Fall 2022.
Tractor Supply currently operates 96 stores in the state of Ohio and 1,904 stores in total across 49 states.
“Tractor Supply is excited to begin work on our ninth distribution center, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Navarre community,” said Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s president and CEO. “In support of our Life Out Here Strategy, this new distribution center is a significant investment to help serve our growing store base and online sales as we build a strong, relevant company for the future. We appreciate the support of the many state and local officials who have worked extensively to establish a business climate in which everyone can prosper.”
The Brentwood, Tenn.-based farm and ranch retailer currently operates eight distribution centers in Frankfort, N.Y.; Casa Grande, Ariz.; Franklin, Ky.; Hagerstown, Md.; Macon, Ga.; Pendleton, Ind.; Waco, Texas; and Waverly, Neb.
“Tractor Supply’s new, state-of-the-art distribution center will bring new jobs and investment to an expanding industrial park in Navarre,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “Workforce talent in Stark County will play an essential role in meeting Tractor Supply’s rapidly growing customer demand nationwide.”
The development of the new distribution center in Navarre, Ohio, is contingent upon specific, limited requirements being met, the company said.
In addition to its network of Tractor Supply stores, the retailer also operates 183 Petsense stores in 25 states.
The last Tractor Supply distribution center to open was its Frankfort, N.Y. facility, which began operating in March 2019.