NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joined Lowe’s to announce that the company will locate a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County. The home improvement company expects to invest approximately $100 million and create up to 600 jobs in Coopertown, northwest of Nashville.
Lowe’s direct fulfillment center will cover some 1.1 million square feet – the equivalent of 22 football fields under one roof. Plans call for it to be operational by the third quarter of 2018, initially employing approximately 400 people and growing to 600 employees by 2022. One of the most technology driven and sophisticated operations the company has built, the center will ship parcel packages directly to Lowe’s customers and stores nationwide.
“We’re continually working to make doing business with Lowe’s easier for customers. Investing to build a new direct fulfillment center – the first of its kind for Lowe’s – allows us to offer customers more products online, consolidate multiple parcel shipments and ship purchases directly to customers faster and more efficiently,” said Brent Kirby, Lowe’s chief supply chain officer. “The Nashville area was chosen due to its existing large shipping hubs, access to interstate roadways and well-skilled workforce.”
“We appreciate Lowe’s for choosing Tennessee and Robertson County as the location for its new fulfillment center and creating 600 jobs for our state,” Gov. Haslam said. “Lowe’s joins more than 16,000 transportation, logistics and distribution establishments operating throughout the state. We welcome Lowe’s to Tennessee and thank the company for bringing us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Tennessee’s geographical location is in the heart of the U.S. with easy access to markets around the world, which makes our state the perfect location for a company like Lowe’s to locate its new fulfillment center,” Commissioner Boyd said. “I want to thank Lowe’s for choosing Robertson County for its new operations and for creating these jobs for our state’s growing workforce.”
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